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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:12pm

Smith reelected as chair of 32nd District Dems

At the 32nd District Democrats’ bi-yearly meeting to elect officers, Lila Smith was reelected chair. Smith was challenged by former state representative and Metro-King County Councilmember Carolyn Edmonds. The meeting took place at Room Nine Learning Center in Shoreline on Jan. 13. 

Members also elected Carin Chase first vice chair.  Marylyn Hawkins was reelected as second vice chair. Ken Juell will serve as treasurer. Reelected as secretary was Peter Henry, and Stephanie Harris was elected corresponding secretary.

The state committeewoman will continue to be Shoreline City Councilmember Cindy Ryu. Lee Marchisio returns as state committeeman. Chris Eggen remains technical chair and Harry George has taken the campaigns coordinations position.

Vision for Ridgecrest focus of neighborhood workshop

A Visioning Workshop regarding the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Commercial Center will be held from 6:45- 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Bethel Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, Eighth Avenue Northeast and 175th Street.

All Ridgecrest residents are strongly encouraged to attend. The workshop will be the first of two community meetings with the Ridgecrest community to discuss ideas for development of the Commercial Center area at 165th Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast.

Architectural students will work in four teams to learn about the neighborhood and local ideas and then fashion ideas into drawings and concepts for commercial properties.

For more information, contact Tom Boydell at the city of Shoreline at 206-546-0959 or e-mail

Shari Tracey of Shoreline joins County Council District Office

King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson has announced the hiring of Shoreline resident Shari Tracey to a lead role on his district staff.

Tracey served as co-chair and treasurer for the Citizens for Shoreline Parks campaign, which passed in May 2006. She is a member of the ABC Team for Shoreline, which is studying the Aurora Corridor project impacts and serves on the Shoreline Partnership for Youth Justice Committee. She also has served on the Board of Richmond Little League.

A resident of Shoreline for 15 years, Tracey will serve as the office operations director and will be responsible for the administration of the District 1 office and personnel, as well as maintaining close working relations with residents and key stakeholders in Shoreline and surrounding areas.

Shoreline Council meetings now available online

City Council meetings are now available online for viewing. To access online meetings, visit

Either click on a link under the header “What’s new in Shoreline,” or visit the City Council Web page. Meetings typically are available online the day after they are held.

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