By Ken Stern 

Langley's mayor works for a sustainable and equitable future


September 7, 2022

Ken Stern

CITIZENS CALL FOR PROGRESSIVE SPIN – Langley Mayor Scott Chaplin is proud of his city's embrace of all people, whatever their color, gender or sexuality. Last month he reflected on the Pride Flag hung at city hall in June – and discussed much more of his community's vision.

What about Langley? Mayor Scott Chaplin is bullish on this seaside town of just over 1,100 residents. Like La Conner, it is a magnet for tourists seeking fine art, eating and shopping. Unlike La Conner, Langley has Langley Creates," one of 11 certified Washington Creative Districts, a program that helps communities turn their artistic, artisanal and cultural/historical assets into economic growth. 

During conversation with Chaplin in August, he championed his "village-by-the sea." "Our progressive community values art, history, diversity, social justice, culture and the environment," noti...

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