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December 22, 1997

Local News

Bothell says goodbye to Curtin, hello Guinn


   Andrew Walgamott/staff photo
   Bothell City Manager Rick Kirkwood (r.) holds a photo montage of outgoing Mayor John Curtin's years of city service.

by Andrew Walgamott
   BOTHELL--The Bothell City Council and city staff gathered to say goodbye to Mayor John Curtin and hello to new councilmember Sandy Guinn last week. Curtin, who didn't run for re-election last fall, was bid a fond farewell by his fellow councilmembers and was presented with a photo montage recalling his years serving the city, among other gifts. City Manager Rick Kirkwood called Curtin an "even-handed moderator...whose leadership was valued." Curtin served two years on the Shoreline's Hearing Board, four on the Planning Commission and then joined the council in 1993.
   He is replaced by Guinn who also served on the Planning Commission. Guinn, Deputy Mayor Debbie Treen, and Councilmen Jeff Merrill and Mike Noblet were also sworn into office by Terry Briscoe, director of customer and employee resources. Curtin had confidence the next council would lead the city forward. "I'm pleased and very, very comfortable" with those taking office, Curtin said. Kirkwood also recognized the city's boards and commissions and major donators.