Local Events & Community Activities

Below you will find a collection of events and activities for, and in, the local community that the Contracts and Procurement Departments have participated in:


Joint Event for Local BIPOC Businesses

On August 29th 2022, Pete Heilgeist and Andrea Rodger attended a joint event for BIPOC Businesses: “Do Business with Western Washington University and the City of Bellingham”

An outreach event for local BIPOC businesses in our community. The goal was to meet with WWU and COB,  learn about doing businesses with them and become registered as vendors. In addition the Washington State Office of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (OMWBE) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) were on hand to talk about the process of being certified. 

Partners in attendance included:

  • WWU (procurement)
  • SBDC
  • COB (Procurement)
  • Port of Bellingham



Photo of Andrea Rodger, Viktor Viking, and Pete Heilgeist at the Bellingham Chamber Breakfast Feb 14 2020

Andrea Rodger, Viktor Viking, and Pete Heilgeist attend the Bellingham Chamber Networking Breakfast Feb 14, 2020.

Western Washington University sponsored this month's networking breakfast. They connected with local businesses, to answer questions and provide information on working with the university.


Warm Coat Drive 2019 - Photo of the Contracts & Procurement Team with Coats

World Kindness Day 2019

The Contracts, Procurement, and Travel Services Team chose, for World Kindness Day 2019, to host a coat drive to benefit Blue Skies for Children.

You can read more about it on Western's Facebook Page Album here.