Desler returns for stint at county executive’s office

Published on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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The Whatcom County executive’s office will welcome a familiar face, albeit on a temporary basis, come April 1.

Former deputy county administrator Dewey Desler will return on a part-time basis at the beginning of April to assist county executive Jack Louws in preparing the county’s next biennium budget. Desler will work approximately 80 hours per month for nine months, with his contract ending on December 31.

In a press release, Louws said Desler will help him understand the county government’s systems and procedures, many of which Desler helped implement.

Desler retired in November 2011 after working for the county government in various capacities since 1969. Desler, a Bellingham resident, served 12 years under former county executive Pete Kremen.