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Emergency management members confirmed

A rare positive impact of the severe saltwater flooding that swamped La Conner in December was the flood of well qualified applicants seeking appointment to the Town’s new emergency management commission.

Mayor Ramon Hayes last week nominated five applicants. The Town Council confirmed them during the panel’s March 14 session.

They bring extensive histories of public service, meteorology, climatology and engineering.

“What a great lineup, this is exciting,” Councilmember Mary Wohleb said following a unanimous vote that empaneled Bill Stokes, Duane Carpenter, Gerald George, Doug Asbe and James...


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