Port of Anacortes District 4 Commissioner John Pope decided not to run again in 2019, a decision that led to the election of successor Bonnie Bowers. Pope retired from a 34-year career in refining. He has also served on the Anacortes School Board, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and the Skagit Regional Transportation Planning Organization. He is founding president of the Anacortes Small Boat Center. Thank you for your service, John. (Photo from 2016 Veterans Day event)
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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