Human Resources


Human Resources (HR) provides leadership in attracting and retaining quality staff for effective service to the citizens of Whatcom County. 


Whatcom County, Washington, is truly "Someplace Special," envisioned as a place where people are able to enjoy an abundant, safe and healthy life.  Nestled along the Canadian border, beautifully positioned between the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range, our scenic community is made up of approximately 206,000 people.  Seattle is 90 miles to the south and Vancouver, British Columbia, is 50 miles to the north.  According to Money Magazine, "Bellingham (the County Seat) is the 5th best place to live in the West and the 24th best place in the nation to live."  Citizens enjoy breathtaking scenic beauty of coastlines, Bellingham Bay, Mount Baker and many spectacular parks and lakes.  For more details about our wonderful community, view this informational video from the Bellingham Chamber of Commerce and Visit Bellingham-Whatcom County Tourism website.