Jon sworn in as Ferndale’s new mayor, January 2016.
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My life begins and is centered around my family and my faith. Diane and I have been married since 1985 and have seven wonderful children who are the joy and pride of our lives. Diane and I are also proud grandparents.
Diane and I were invited to move to Ferndale (from Blaine) in 1987 to start the Ferndale Alliance Church. I have been the pastor and we have together shared the leadership duties of this congregation now for over 28 years. If you are looking for a friendly neighborhood church we would be honored if you’d be our guest any Sunday.
Piano has always been a big part of my life. When we moved to Ferndale I bought my first piano and started teaching. My guess is that I’ve instructed hundreds of Whatcom kids and adults. I also get to perform now and again and had the pleasure of being the house pianist at Semiahmoo Resort (playing weekends at their nice restaurant) for 17 years. I am also available at times to perform for your special event or function (wedding, corporate party) and I have seven CDs of solo piano music available at my Music Store.
Each year since 2002 I have been on the staff of the Drayton Harbor Music Festival (formerly, Blaine Jazz Festival). I perform with terrific musicians from around the world, introduce original music, teach jazz and music theory to youngsters, and direct a student combo or two. One of the funnest weeks of the year for me! (Side comment: my father, director of many music festivals, would have been pleased!)
We love Ferndale and along the way I felt it would be a good thing to do what I could to shape and contribute to Ferndale’s future over the long term. So, I ran for city council and was recently reelected to a second term in 2013. Then, following an invitation from the former mayor, I ran for mayor and was elected to that office in November and started serving in January. I love the opportunity to contribute and serve a community that’s growing smart in so many ways. If you live in Ferndale you know how fortunate you are! If you want to be a part of it, perhaps serving on a board or commission, contact my CITY email which is JonMutchler@CityofFerndale.org.
As I was approaching 50 (I was born in 1959) and was asked to participate on our church’s Ski to Sea team I recognized the need to get fit and take better care of myself. 2009 was the year I started to get “active” again. Since that time I have completed countless 5ks, about 20 triathlons, a Half Ironman, three marathons and several 13.1s. I like being healthy. I enjoy being a member of The Locker Room Fitness Gym in Ferndale.
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