Mary Stinchfield has resigned from the Hoquiam City Council.

In a letter to Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff and the council, Stinchfield thanked them for the opportunity to serve, although said that her cancer needs her full time attention.

Stinchfield was appointed to the council in January, filling a vacancy.


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Mary Stinchfield has been appointed to fill a vacancy in the 6th Ward on the Hoquiam City Council.

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Prior to and during her term of service, Stinchfield had been integral in the creation and operation of the Hoquiam Beautification Committee.

Former Councilwoman Angela Forkum stepped down from that seat in December.

Stinchfield’s seat had been included into the offices up for election this year, although no candidates had placed their name on the ballot during Filing Week.

It is not known how soon the City will look to appoint a new resident to the seat in Ward 6.

In other recent open council seats, interested citizens within the wards in need of representation were asked to send letters of interest to:

City of Hoquiam
Attn: Council Secretary
609 8th Street
Hoquiam, WA

Hoquiam City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each and every month, with council workshops occurring as necessary.

For further information please contact Tracy Wood, Council Secretary at [email protected] or 360-538-3970.