Blaineboy returns to his roots

Published on Thu, May 19, 2005
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Blaine boy returns to his roots

Blaine’s new community planner Brent Baldwin has been on the job just a couple of weeks but already knows Blaine quite well.
The son of retired Intalco worker Bill Baldwin and former Blaine elementary school teacher Patsy Baldwin, Brent is a returning native son, a member of the Blaine high school class of 1988 and the brother of local attorney Bill Baldwin.

“This is a step up,” said Baldwin, “but I also wanted to be in on the changes in Blaine as they begin to develop. Things are happening, and there’s lots of potential.” Baldwin worked for the city of Bellingham for five years following undergraduate work at Central Washington University and graduate work at Eastern Washington University.
“I like the smaller scale here,” he said, “not that Bellingham is so big, but this is better.”

Baldwin is married to Mitzi, “a Lynden girl, I went east to find someone,” Baldwin laughed. They have two children, Aidan, four, and Miles, two.