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1986 Center Street contract rezone vote recalled by former town council member

 

January 11, 2023



It is hard to predict the future and often just as difficult to remember the distant past.

But Vince Sellen, a retired La Conner schools teacher and former town council member, has shown a command of both. That is fitting for the one-time finalist for appointment to the state legislature and someone whom a local public service scholarship is named.

Sellen, now an Anacortes resident, was among La Conner officials in the 1980s cautioning against over-development of vacant lots here, especially commercial encroachment into neighborhoods.

He can also recall many of the key land use issues of...



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