Commissioner McRoberts Resignation

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Commissioner has resigned due to pending move out of District boundaries

Bellingham, Washington (June 29, 2022) – During this morning’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District (District) Board of Commissioners (Board), Commissioner Leslie McRoberts tendered her resignation from Position No. 4 of the Board. Citing a pending move outside of District boundaries, Commissioner McRoberts made her resignation effective today. In the coming days, the District will solicit applications from residents of District Position No. 4 interested in appointment to the Board. Per Chapter 42.12 Revised Code of Washington, the remaining commissioners will consider and appoint a qualified resident of Position No. 4 to the Board. That individual will hold the position until the next election at which a member of the Board normally would be elected (November 2023).

Commissioner McRoberts has been a long-time resident of Sudden Valley, having served 15 years on the Board over a period of two tenures (the first from 2005 through 2016, followed by her most recent tenure between 2018 and today). Before retirement, Commissioner McRoberts was a Principle Information Resource Manager, which allowed her to bring a systems analyst background to the pool of expertise on the Board.

Board of Commissioners President Laura Abele said, “While saddened by this news, I would like to recognize and thank Commissioner McRoberts for her dedication to the District customers and staff. Throughout her service, Leslie’s ability to consider difficult policy decisions both holistically and pragmatically was of tremendous value to her fellow commissioners, and of even greater benefit to District customers into the foreseeable future. We all wish her well in her new home.”