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Posted on: April 21, 2021

City of Bothell Welcomes New Board and Commission Members

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In their meeting on April 20th, 2021, Bothell City Council expressed their gratitude for Board and Commission members coming to the end of their tenures and welcomed new members.   

Board and Commission members serve a vital advisory role to City Council and staff. They help formulate new ideas, hear and receive public comments, analyze complex issues, and make recommendations for specific projects and policies. 

“Volunteering for these important roles takes time and commitment and we know that everyone is busy,” stated Mayor Liam Olsen. “Their tireless involvement in our civic process makes our decision-making better.”   

Earlier this year, the City sought members for several different Board and Commission vacancies and received more than 40 applications.  

City Council interviewed candidates and appointed the following to new terms:   

Arts Commission - Hillary Long, Marybeth Turk, Coby Zeifman  

Landmark Preservation Board – Rami Al-Kabra, Alex Babadzhanov, Larry Reed 

Library Board – Erika Olson 

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee – Brittany Caldwell, Catherine Lalley, Laura Lilley  

Parks Board – Laura Borner  

Planning Commission – Claire Robson, Cary Westerbeck 

Shorelines Board – Suzanne Burnell, Carolyn Schaefer  

Per local code, the following appointment was made by the City Manager:  

Civil Service Commission – Beca Nistrian 

Learn more at  For questions, contact Laura Hathaway, City Clerk,, 425-806-6151. 

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