When Dirty Dan Harris founded Fairhaven in 1883 he named this area Fair Haven from the native “see-see-lich-em”, meaning “safe port” or “quiet place”. Since the 1890s Fairhaven has experienced booms and busts. Hundred-year-old buildings have been joined by modern structures, housing condos, offices, artist studios, shops, hotels and restaurants. The diversity and individuality that forged the area 130 years ago lives on.

The Fairhaven Association, works tirelessly to celebrate this little village nestled between the Bay and the Cascades. To celebrate the diversity and individuality, the quirks, and the history of Fairhaven. As 2023 ushers in new Board Members have joined the dedicated team bringing to life all of our favorite Southside Events

Donna Moormann-Wright, the owner of Poodle Creek, a pet saloon offering quality and experienced services for your dog, including grooming, bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, hand stripping, and more.

Marissa Unick, the Fairhaven Branch Manager of Peoples Bank.

Sarah Woelkers-Prescott, of Fairhven Gold. Fairhaven Gold sells high end jewelry and specializes in creating custom jewelry and restoring heirloom pieces. Working both locally and interna-tionally and can source materials for special creations.

Returning Fairhaven Association Vice President – Chris Caldwell, Chrysalis Inn & Spa, the hotel overlooking the waters of Belling-ham Bay, sitting within walking distance of trails and the local shops and eateries of Fairhaven. Offering massages, beauty treatments, and steam baths in their Spa.

Tim Anderson, a financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services.

Fairhaven President – Robin Robertson, Bellingham Training & Tennis Club a health center designed for Southside Residents to achieve the fitness they want, in the place they love through their top-notch team, facility, and community.

Tim Cornwell, the Managing Broker and founder of Redwood Group – EXP Realty.

The Fairhaven Association “HUB” is located at 1106 Harris St. Suite 313 – Inside Finnegan’s Alley

Stop by and say Hi to Shan Sparling or Executive Director Heather Carter!