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By Ken Stern 

Impromptu and planned progress

From the editor —

 

April 12, 2022



John Leaver's name has been in the news a lot recently. In fact, he has been in the news consistently for more than two years.

The former La Conner town council member took the initiative the first year of the pandemic, in the summer of 2020, organizing First on First as a volunteer promotion to bring La Conner residents to dine and shop on First Street Friday evenings when out of towners were mandated to stay home to stay healthy.

That campaign morphed into a 2021 hotel/motel tax funds proposal for a $21,000-plus Love La Conner marketing icon for Gilkey Square to keep the tourists coming...



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