Everett’s governmental affairs director to retire

EVERETT — The city’s longtime director of governmental affairs, Pat McClain, plans to retire in March.

Mayor Ray Stephanson has appointed Bob Bolerjack to take McClain’s place. Bolerjack works in the public relations department for the Snohomish County Public Utility District and is a former editorial page editor at The Daily Herald.

McClain first joined city government in 1980 as the community affairs director and has worked for four mayors. Stephanson called him “a tireless champion of Everett.”

Stephanson credited McClain with helping bring notable institutions to town, including Naval Station Everett, the Everett AquaSox baseball team and Washington State University North Puget Sound.

McClain plans to assist with the transition after Bolerjack joins the city in January.

Bolerjack went to work for the PUD in 2012 after 25 years as an editor at The Daily Herald. He also serves as the chairman for the Everett Community College Board of Trustees and on two community advisory boards for Washington State University North Puget Sound.

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