Birch Bay's Roy runs for county council

Published on Thu, Aug 9, 2001 by Meg Olson

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Birch Bay's Roy runs for county council

By Meg Olson

Sharon Roy of Birch Bay is hoping to step into Bob Imhof’s shoes on county council, but she faces some stiff competition. Both Bob Weisen of Ferndale and Warren Hanson of Bellingham have also filed for the position, but Roy feels she has the skills to do a better job. “I have proven leadership skills and experience,” she said. Roy said she learned the ropes of bureaucracy and regulations working for 25 years as a school principal and special education administrator in the Seattle area.

Since retiring and moving home to the Blaine/Birch Bay area, Roy has worked on obtaining a coastal zone management grant for the Birch Bay shoreline plan, and is a member of the Birch Bay traffic safety committee and the Birch Bay chamber of commerce. Across Drayton Harbor, she is a member of the Blaine friends of the library and Drayton Harbor Maritime. Recently, Roy has had a seat on the steering committee drafting a community comprehensive plan for Birch Bay with Whatcom County planners.

A Blaine high school graduate, Roy said she has a deep-rooted affection for Whatcom County and a lifelong interest in local issues. “I care about Whatcom County and I will listen to the people of Whatcom County,” she said Roy kicked off her county council campaign at a party at the C-Shop on August 1.

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