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The city is determined to outrank Bellingham in a national competition for energy effeciency.

As you may have heard, the City of Bellingham (heretofore referred to as 'B-Town') recently held a special event where Mayor Kelly Linville challenged Anacortes to finish in a higher ranking then them at the conclusion of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5,000,000 energy efficiency competition spanning 50 cities across the US.

In response, the City of Anacortes will be holding a special event at the beginning of the City Council meeting February 16th at 6pm, to answer in kind with our very own Town Crier Richard Riddel. We will be accepting B-Town's challenge and will issue a city wide proclamation to declare 2016 the Year of Energy Efficiency!

The prize for this city vs. city challenge is a basket of locally produced delectables to be delivered by the losing city's Mayor to the City Council of the victor. Currently B-Town is ranked #8 and A-Town is ranked #11 out of 50 cities, so we have some work ahead to catch up & surpass our challengers!

We at Anacortes Community Energy would greatly appreciate your attendance and participation in this event. Let's show B-Town and the nation that Anacortes is a world-class energy efficient city! 

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COVID-19 Cases in Skagit Co. Over Time

166 Positive Cases (+5)
130/100,000 population
21 Hospitalized (+2)
4 Deaths
3/100,000 population
711 Tested as of 4/4
22.4% Tested Positive

Updated April 6, 2020
Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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