OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee today announced winners of the 2017 Smart Communities Awards. Smart Vision Award – Comprehensive planning - City of Anacortes included over 1,000 community members to create an exceedingly thorough and well thought out 2016 Comprehensive Plan. Anacortes showed leadership in planning for smart, sustainable growth and recognizes the important role it serves in protecting surrounding rural, forested and marine areas so important to Anacortes and Skagit County citizens.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Former Mayor Dr. Eugene Alton “Bud” Strom
May 22, 2017, ANACORTES WA – On May 18, 2017 Former Mayor Dr. Eugene Alton “Bud” Strom passed away.
Dr. Strom was a dedicated public servant who grew up in Anacortes, attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and then returned to Anacortes where he gave tirelessly of his time to support the community. In addition to managing his dental practice from 1951-1989, Dr. Strom served as a Planning Commission member from 1954-1957; City Councilmember from 1957-1966, Port of Anacortes Commissioner 1969-1984 and Island Hospital Board Commissioner 1986-1992. Dr. Strom served as Mayor of Anacortes from 1961-1962.