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City Clerk Announces Resignation

Long-time Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers has announced that she will retire next Jan. 3. Weathers will tender her resignation tonight to the Coeur d'Alene City Council. Renata McLeod is expected to fill the vacancy created by Weathers' retirement. In an email to HucksOnline, Weathers wrote: “This plan is to provide Renata the time to work with me to learn the responsibilities of being both the Municipal Services Director and City Clerk. The City has known of my plans to retire since 2010.” Weathers referred to her decision to resign as one of life's “bittersweet moments.” Susan's letter of resignation here.

DFO: Look up public servant in the dictionary, and you'll find a picture of Susan Weathers.

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Ferndale Confirms Sam As City Clerk

Put your hands together for Sam the Reporter, who is now officially Sam the City Clerk now, after being approved on a 4-3 vote by the City Council of Ferndale, Wash., Monday. Seems one of the council members voted against Sam because he thinks the Bellingham Herald reporter is a closet Democrat. Sam claims no allegiance to either party. I’ve known Sam since he interned for us in the Coeur d’Alene office of the SR a few years back. Nice to see he’s made something of himself.

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Reporter Sam Now Sam The Clerk

I wanted to let you know that I have been offered, and accepted, the position of Ferndale city clerk, and my last day at The Bellingham Herald will be January 7. The job is contingent on the Ferndale City Council approving my contract during a Dec. 20 meeting.  As of now, I will no longer be covering Ferndale for this newspaper. Editors here are determining how to handle government and political coverage — including the future of this blog — as the days go on/Sam Taylor, Bellingham Herald Politics Blog. More here.

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