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SEQUIM—The Sequim City Council voted to appoint Bob Lake to fill the vacancy on the Council left by the resignation of Ken Hays at a special council meeting on January 4, 2016. The decision was made after interviewing the four candidates that had applied for the position. Lake took the oath of office at the meeting. The term for the position will expire on December 31, 2017. Brandon Janisse, Roger Wiseman, and Wendall Lorenzen also interviewed for the position.
Lake has a Masters degree in Business Administration and an employment history in risk management. He currently serves on the City Parks and Recreation Board and volunteers for the Peninsula Trails Coalition. He will resign from the Parks and Recreation Board to serve on the City Council.
“It appears to me that Sequim has turned the corner from a small town to a small city,” Lake wrote in his application for the position. “The high skill level and energy I see in Sequim’s leadership and employees belies Sequim’s modest size. I would like to be a positive influence on the continued development and strengthening of our wonderful community.”
In addition, the Council offered Wendall Lorenzen, a senior at Sequim High School, the opportunity to serve in an ex-officio role as the student representative to the Council. Lorenzen applied for the position “to be the voice of the under-50 crowd of Sequim and be able to represent a large group of citizens that currently don’t have a voice in our city government.”