District 2 Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt passed the gavel to Janicki at the board’s inaugural 2016 session on January 4. Commissioners rotate in the role of chair on an annual basis.
Janicki, in her first term of service as a Commissioner, said, “It has been my privilege to serve this past year, an exciting year in which I gained a deeper appreciation for the challenges faced by this Board and a very able Skagit County staff.”
She continued: “I look forward to the coming year, confident that we will continue to represent the people of this County with a commitment to open, inclusive deliberation and fiscal responsibility. I would like to see us continue to streamline the process of County government, to expand and upgrade technologies and to make access to services easier for the people in Skagit County.”
“I’m excited about Skagit County being at the forefront of seeking new ways to address mental health issues and affordable housing in the area,” she said. “Those two issues will continue to be priorities for us this year.”
In addition to presiding over Board of Commissioner meetings, the chair assumes responsibilities including representation of the County as a member of several boards and commissions.
Janicki represents Skagit County on the Board of the County Road Administration Board (CRAB),created by the Legislature in 1965 to provide statutory oversight of Washington’s 39 county road departments. The agency is governed by a nine-member board which meets quarterly and is comprised of six county commissioners/council members and three county engineers.
Source: Skagit County Press Release 01/13/2016
Contact: Lisa Janicki, 416-1300