Photos by Tag: maxwell

March 10th, 2011

Chamber levity

Mayor Dean Maxwell’s “state of the city” presentation to the Chamber of Commerce included some optimistic economic projections and some moments of levity. In this shot, the mayor responds with a grin to an audience member seeking “verbal commitment” regarding a neighborhood street project. Sharing in the moment are Chamber Executive Director Stephanie Hamilton, Chamber […]

February 4th, 2011

Launch day

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell and Public Works Director Fred Buckenmeyer (right) presided over a project kickoff event Friday at the city’s Skagit River water treatment plant. A guest list of about 200 included representatives of other government entities as well as businesses and neighbors. The plant provides water to approximately 56,000 customers in Anacortes, Oak […]

December 5th, 2009

Santa & Kiwanis

Santa teamed up with Kiwanis Saturday for the annual Lions Club Christmas parade in downtown Anacortes. Both Santa and the service organization “serve the children of the world.” Hundreds lined Commercial Avenue this morning for a wonderful parade featuring floats, dignitaries, choirs, clubs and emergency service teams. Once again this year, Shell’s giant inflatable firefighters […]

November 3rd, 2009

City, port leaders get nod

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell cruised into a fifth four-year term Tuesday with an impressive 69-plus percent of votes tallied in the race against political newcomer Steve Sonnenberg. Maxwell is pictured here at a city Centennial event in 2005. Other local winners included Port Commission incumbents Ray Niver (56 percent), Bill Short (69 percent) and Keith […]

May 16th, 2009

Haugen honored

State Senator Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano) was honored Friday night by a crowd gathered to kick off the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Presenting a “saved” poster was Mayor Dean Maxwell, who noted Haugen’s key role in preserving the Anacortes-Sidney, B.C. international ferry from state budget cuts. Save the Ferry kudos also went to the Chamber of […]

February 12th, 2009

Luncheon levity

A major “draw” at Chamber of Commerce functions is the opportunity to build relationships and enjoy those already established. Even when the program is serious, such as this week’s “State of the City” report by Mayor Dean Maxwell, there are inevitably “lighter side” moments. Pictured here responding to Mayor Maxwell’s hints at youthful antics are […]

February 11th, 2009

City stable, says mayor

Chamber of Commerce President Mike Trafton presided over his first public gathering Thursday, introducing Mayor Dean Maxwell for his annual “State of the City” message. Maxwell and Trafton are childhood friends, which provided material for a few light moments (“Did you ever face Judge Gene Anderson? Boy, you didn’t want to do that twice.”). In […]

March 13th, 2008

A positive state

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell addressed a Chamber of Commerce crowd of about 80 people Thursday, concluding the “state of the city” is positive despite challenges including reduced state and federal assistance. The detailed report noted completion of a 17-year project to replace 36-inch water lines from the Skagit River. In addition to local residents, Anacortes […]

June 5th, 2006

Now it’s official

Mayor Dean Maxwell partnered with Wallie Funk Monday morning to make it official at the city’s newest financial institution. With the snip of a ribbon, The Bank of the Pacific opened its first full week of activity at 801 Commercial Avenue. Pictured with Funk and Maxwell is Branch Manager Mike Trafton. Visiting from the bank’s […]

April 2nd, 2006

Sister City

Sister City Sidney’s Town Crier makes a proclamation Sunday morning at a ceremony marking the inaugural sailing of the international ferry between Anacortes and Sidney. Behind the Crier (l. to r.) are Anacortes Sister City President Duane Clark, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, Sidney Town Mayor Don Amos and Washington State Ferries (WSF) Director Mike Anderson.

February 9th, 2006

Mayor draws crowd

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell’s reputation for drawing a crowd at Chamber of Commerce events remained intact Thursday. Maxwell, whose presentation included accolades to local business people for their community contributions, touched on a wide range of subjects during his presentation. He told his audience “I’m very passionate about government and the services we provide, and […]

January 12th, 2006

State AG visits

Just back from a visit to Washington, D.C., state Attorney General Rob McKenna visited Anacortes Friday. McKenna met with about 10 business people at the Chamber of Commerce, and then headed for lunch with Mayor Dean Maxwell. Washington state attorneys Wednesday argued a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding union dues and […]

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