It was announced Tuesday night, January 27, that Sam Crawford is going to retire from the County Council effective March 1, 2015  He has served on the County Council since 2000. 

Crawford said, “I do this with great reluctance, as I have tried to remain strongly committed to finishing this, my fourth term, on the County Council. However, due to an unanticipated retirement of a co-worker at my workplace (Westside Building Supply in Lynden), my plans have been altered significantly by the opportunities and needs of the business that exist at this time.

“By providing notification of the vacation of my seat as early as possible, I hope the Council will utilize the time to prepare for the selection of a replacement council member per the Whatcom County Charter.

“It’s been an honor to serve over 15 years on the council. Our county is financially strong, well-managed and efficient in service delivery. I will always remain very proud to tell people “I’m from Whatcom County”, because I believe most people find it to be one of the most desirable places to live, work and recreate in the country.

“Thank you to all who participate in furthering our legacy of good county governance. It has been a great pleasure working with everyone over these many years.”

Chairman Charlie Crabtree said “Councilman Crawford has done much for the citizens of Whatcom County over his many years of service and he is greatly appreciated.  We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

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