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The City Planning Commission meets Wednesday night with a new member. Stuart Janke was appointed to the Planning Commission at last week’s City Council meeting.

Janke is replacing Betty Kuehn, who had been a member for about 12 years. Mayor Dean Maxwell said “She’s served the community a long time. She has been there for a big part of it.”

Janke is a 30-year resident of Anacortes and is operations manager at Cortland Puget Sound Rope. He has also served on the Board of Adjustments. Janke was an unsuccessful candidate for City Council last year, losing out to Kevin McKeown.

Also new to the planning arena here is new City Planning Director Ryan Larsen, who is replacing long-time planning director Ian Munce. Larsen started on Sept. 2.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,207 Confirmed Skagit Cases
383 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

268 Hospitalizations
60 Deaths
13,164 Fully Vaccinated
36,967 Doses Given


325,053 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,599 Hospitalizations

5,041 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, March 6, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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