Waterfront association moves into new location

Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association is stretching out in new office space and gearing up for a busy tourist season.

Previously housed in the chamber’s visitor center, the association moved into a larger space around the corner. The new office is located at 6 N.W. Coveland St., Suite 101. It’s downstairs in the green house next to the Oystercatcher.

CHWA Executive Director Vickie Chambers said the new space allows the association more space for storage and meetings and also allows for a bit more privacy.

“We were able to consolidate our offsite storage,” she said. “And now we have a conference room.”

“It’s working out great.”

Chambers will have standing office hours at the new location from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but she’s also available by phone other days.

The association is working on a number of projects including the installation of a whale bell at the Coupeville Wharf. The first official ringing will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

A parking campaign is also being launched on June 1. The association is encouraging employees in downtown businesses to park on the Community Green.

“The intention is to create more parking for our visitors,” Chambers said. “It’s important that we as a community make all available parking down here available — it starts with us.”

Flyers are being handed out and employees are being encouraged to put them in their dashboards. The Association will be keeping track of who has been parking in the Green and enter them in a raffle. Each month they have an opportunity to win $50.

And several of the businesses have stepped up and said if one of their employees wins, they’ll match that $50 as further incentive, Chambers said.

The association is also currently seeking applications for “facelift” grants. Building owners in the historic catchment district can apply for matching funds for improvement projects such as painting, repairing rotting windowsills and other exterior needs.

Applications are due by Monday, June 12.

“We were able to issue grant money to everyone who applied last year,” Chambers said.

More in News

Man admits stealing from ice cream store

A 27-year-old man admitted to stealing from a Langley ice cream shop… Continue reading

Community Harvest feeds togetherness

Everyone is family at the North Whidbey Community Harvest’s Thanksgiving dinner. For… Continue reading

Coupeville holding annual potluck

n It’s time to eat some turkey, pour the gravy and give… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s sewage plant up and running

Coupeville sludge helps kick start new facility

Beware of people seeking personal info to fix ballot

Voters who had an issue with the signature on their ballots should… Continue reading

Coalition’s big fundraiser Sunday at Greenbank Farm

The Whidbey Homeless Coalition is in the midst of one of its… Continue reading

Hits lead to drop in WhidbeyHealth Sept. revenue

WhidbeyHealth suffered an unplanned budget hit, making September “not such a good… Continue reading

Man charged with making threat

An assault was reported at a Clinton house that was the site… Continue reading

Photo by The Everett Herald / 2016
                                Todd Morrow
Island Transit board names choice for executive director

Island Transit’s board of directors picked as its new executive director an… Continue reading

Most Read