New faces on Everett facilities board

EVERETT — The Everett Public Facilities District, which owns Comcast Arena, recently announced new board appointments.

Gary Weikel, has been elected president of the board, succeeding the late Earl Dutton. Mark Olson has been elected vice president and Gigi Burke has been elected secretary.

Thomas Gaffney continues in his role as treasurer. Mayor Ray Stephanson appointed a new member, Lanie McMullin.

McMullin is the city’s executive director of economic development.

Weikel has served on the facilities district board since 2005. He’s retired after more than 20 years in Snohomish County government, including a stint as deputy executive.

Olson, a board member since 2003, is an attorney in Everett with his own practice. He’s also a former city councilman.

Gaffney is a retired partner and past managing partner in the Everett office of Moss Adams, and he has served on the board since 2004.

Burke, former owner of Crown Distributing, was appointed to the board in 2009.

The facilities district is a municipal corporation managed by a five-member Board of Directors. Board members are appointed by the Everett City Council and serve four-year terms.

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