Affholter to resign from City Council for new job
EVERETT - City Councilman Shannon Affholter is expected to tender his resignation at tonight’s council meeting.
Affholter is leaving the council to become executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.
His resignation opens an appointment process to fill his term, which ends Dec. 31, 2015. The appointment process will open once Affholter steps down.
The individual chosen to fill the seat will be selected by a majority vote among the six remaining council members.
Affholter was elected to the council in 2007 after years of being a leader in the Northwest Neighborhood.
He flirted with not running again in 2011, but chose to seek re-election later that year.
One of Affholter’s key positions is supporting business interests. He is joining the Master Builders after being vice president of the Economic Alliance Snohomish County.
Affholter humbly accepted the Master Builders position in a press release.
“I am grateful and honored to have been selected as the Master Builders Association’s executive director and for the opportunity to lead such a well-respected trade association,” Affholter said. “Housing is a key sector in our local economy and a critical component of our quality of life. I am excited to get to work advancing the Association’s mission of promoting affordable housing in the region.”
The last council appointment was Scott Murphy, who replaced the retiring Arlan Hatloe. Murphy is up for election this fall.
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