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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

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given


410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 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