Snoqualmie City Council makes appointments for two open positions

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:17am
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Katherine Ross was appointed to Position 2 on the Snoqualmie City Council April 13.

Two new members of Snoqualmie City Council were appointed at a special council meeting on April 13. Katherine Ross was appointed to Position 2 and Sean Sundwall was chosen for Position 6 in a unanimous vote by the Snoqualmie City Council.

Both have been sworn into office to begin their service immediately. Their terms will expire after the results of the November 2017 general election are certified.

Ross, chosen from a field of nine applicants, has been a resident of Snoqualmie for more than 13 years. She currently serves on the board of directors for Encompass NW, previously holding the positions of president and vice president. For several years, she served on the city of Snoqualmie Human Services Committee and Library Board. She holds an MBA from Seattle University.

“As a council member, I hope to contribute to strengthening economic development and ensure local growth protects the health, welfare, and quality of life for its residents and businesses,” said Ross. “I will take a balanced, pragmatic approach to issues and make decisions that will preserve the heritage, culture, and lifestyle of our community.”

Sundwall, appointed to fill the position left vacant by the recent death of Councilman Charles Peterson, has lived in Snoqualmie 12 years, operating both an American Family Insurance office, and the Run Snoqualmie race organization. He is an assistant track and cross country coach at Mount Si High School and past volunteer with Valley Voters for Education. He also led the recount effort after a 2011 school bond failed by one vote. Sundwall has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University.

“I want to give back to this community that I love, and I want to do everything I can to make sure it is a city I am even more proud of 10 or 20 years from now,” said Sundwall. “I envision a city that is home to a diverse set of people and a more diverse business environment that can employ people who live here. We live in such a desirable place, we have the opportunity to diversify our tax base and create a more dynamic economic and employment environment.”

The new council members’ first Snoqualmie City Council meeting is 7 p.m., Monday, April 24, at Snoqualmie City Hall.

For information on candidate filings, see page 5.

Sean Sundwall was appointed to Position 6 on the Snoqualmie City Council April 13.

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