Fond farewell

Published August 3, 2011 / by Steve Berentson

Outgoing Shell Puget Sound Refinery General Manager Sue Krienen (center) was honored Tuesday evening for her contributions to business and community during her tenure here. Krienen, whose long list of Skagit County accomplishments includes leadership with United Way, has been promoted to a job at corporate headquarters in Houston. The farewell event was a “who’s who” of local dignitaries including State Rep. Jeff Morris, county commissioners Sharon Dillon, Ken Dahlstedt and Ron Wesen, port executive directors Patsy Botsford-Martin and Bob Hyde, and more. Also on hand was Krienen’s successor, Tom Rizzo.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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