Mayor, deputy mayor retain offices on Port Townsend City Council

PORT TOWNSEND — Deborah Stinson will continue to serve as Port Townsend mayor and Catharine Robinson will remain deputy mayor in 2017.

The Port Townsend City Council decided this week to keep officers as they were in 2016 because there have been no changes in council membership.

None of the council seats is up for re-election until December of this year.

Stinson, who was sworn in to office in January 2016, is not up for re-election until 2019. She will continue to be on the city’s finance and budget committee and the information and technology committee.

Robinson, who was named deputy mayor in January 2016, will retain her seat until her term is up at the end of this year. She joins Stinson on the finance and budget committee.

Councilwomen Michelle Sandoval and Pamela Adams also will see their terms expire at the end of 2017. Council members Robert Gray, Amy Howard and David Faber will remain on the council until their terms expire at the end of 2019.

Elsewhere, Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners elected District 2 Commissioner Kenneth Collins as president of the board, newly elected Jeff Randall as vice president and Wayne King as secretary.

During the county commissioners’ first meeting Jan. 2, they re-elected county Commissioner Kathleen Kler as chair of the Board of County Commissioners for a second year.

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