Shoreline City Council appoints Planning Commission, Library Board members

Saturday, March 13, 2010

By Susan Will
Communications Specialist
City of Shoreline

At its March 8 meeting, the Shoreline City Council appointed three members to the Planning Commission and four new members to the Library Board.

Planning Commission
Michelle Linders Wagner was reappointed to the Commission, having completed a four-year term. She is currently the Chair of the Planning Commission, a six-year resident of Shoreline, and served on Shoreline's Comprehensive Housing Citizen Advisory Committee.

Cynthia Esselman is a new member. She is a 20-year resident of Shoreline and has an architecture background. She serves on the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation Board and the steering committee for the Sunset Park/Boeing Creek Open Space Project.

Donna Moss is another new member. She has lived in Shoreline for 22 years and has worked in two public transit agencies. She has been involved with her neighborhood for many years, even before Shoreline’s incorporation.

The Commissioners start their new term on April 1, 2010.

The City would like to thank outgoing Planning Commissioners Sid Kuboi who served eight years on the Commission and was Chair from April 2008 to March 2009; Rocky Piro who served eight years and was Chair from April 2006 to March 2008; and David Pyle who served one four-year term. The City congratulates them for their outstanding contributions to the Shoreline community.

Library Board
Three of the recently-appointed Library Board members will fill four-year terms and one will fill a vacated position. The new members will be sworn in at 6:30 pm at the May 13 Library Board meeting at the Richmond Beach Library.

Susan Hoyne was appointed to her second 4-year term. She is a member of the Economic Development Council and is a Dean at Shoreline Community College.

Sara Lorimer is the founder, editor and writer of a popular humor blog. She has written two books, articles for various magazines and has a MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.

Corey Murata is a Librarian at the University of Washington and holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Hawaii. He is active supporting Shoreline Schools.

Jennifer Hannibal will fill a vacated position for two years. She is the former Director of External Affairs for a non profit. She is currently attending the University of Washington for a Masters in Library and Information Science.

They will join current members Mary Lynn Potter, Sidney Strong and Tom Moran.

The City would like to thank outgoing Library Board members Tom Petersen and Lori Lynass for their outstanding contributions to the Shoreline community over the past four years.


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