Northwest NEWS

December 13, 1999

Local News

Kenmore mayor appointed to Sound Transit Board

   King County Executive Ron Sims announced his recommendations for representation on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) board from the County.

   Nominated to replace current board member Dave Russell of Kirkland is Kenmore Mayor Jack V. Crawford, to complete Russell's term that expires in 2001. Russell chose not to seek re-election, and vacated his board position.

   Crawford, 71, is on the Kenmore City Council and serves as the city's first mayor. The 30-year Kenmore resident served 22 years with the Navy as a chaplain and retired with the rank of full commander. He holds a BA, Bdiv, and MDiv from Southwestern College in Kansas and United Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is a retired clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

   Crawford also serves on the Suburban Cities Association, Association of Washington Cities, the Model A Ford Club of America, and the Kenmore Heritage Association. He authored a book, History of Kenmore for Kids, and promoted the Courtesy is Contagious campaign in Kenmore.

   Sims, who will continue to serve on the Board and its Executive Committee, reappointed King County Councilmembers Jane Hague of Bellevue and Greg Nickels of Seattle, and Seattle City Councilmember Richard McIver to a second four-year term. Their current term expires this year, and the new term will run through 2003. King County Councilmember Cynthia Sullivan and Rob McKenna will continue with their terms as members of the Sound Transit Board.