Sequim chamber faction questions executive director’s firing, threatens to seek board ouster

SEQUIM — Fifteen angry members of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce will confront the organization’s board of directors Tuesday, threatening to remove and replace them.

They will demand to know why directors fired then-Executive Director Lee Lawrence after he refused to resign Jan. 18.

Joe Borden, board president, has declined to explain details behind the firing beyond saying, “Lee Lawrence wasn’t the proper fit at this time for the chamber” and “was not meeting board expectations.”

Borden, who is serving as interim executive director of the chamber, did not return requests for comments from the Peninsula Daily News.

Lawrence, however, broke his silence Wednesday, telling the PDN: “Honest to God, I was let go without any communication whatsoever.”

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