With two other judges, Gov. Jay Inslee (foregrond, left) listens to Arlington mayor Barbara Tolbert as she, Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin (left) and Bob Drewel practice their pitch for the America’s Best Communities competition at the Arlington Airport on April 7, 2016 in Arlingtoton. Arlington and Darrington were named as a finalist but did not finish in competition’s top three. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

With two other judges, Gov. Jay Inslee (foregrond, left) listens to Arlington mayor Barbara Tolbert as she, Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin (left) and Bob Drewel practice their pitch for the America’s Best Communities competition at the Arlington Airport on April 7, 2016 in Arlingtoton. Arlington and Darrington were named as a finalist but did not finish in competition’s top three. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Tolbert key to Arlington’s financial turnaround

The two-term mayor’s leadership has brought reforms and allowed the city to benefit from growth.

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