Chan newest Board member
By NATHAN WHALEN
Whidbey News Times Staff reporter
October 21, 2008 · 5:23 PM
As the Coupeville School Board celebrated one member’s time serving, it welcomed a new member.
Chris Chan was named to fill the remaining term of exiting board member Deborah Turner who resigned because of health reasons.
Chan, who was interviewed during Monday’s Board meeting, will be sworn in Nov. 3. Chan is a life-long Coupeville resident who is a graduate of the Coupeville School District. Chan said he has a history in Coupeville and should perform well in the school board position.
School Board President Kathleen Anderson questioned Chan about the relationships he would have between school board member staff and the community. He said the role of a board member is to be visible, be a good listener and be available to the community.
Chan, an industrial engineer working for Boeing, is also a volunteer firefighter and has coached Little League.
He fills Turner’s spot, which represents the Greenbank area. He is appointed until the general election in November 2009, which is when Turner’s term was scheduled to end. She had served on the Coupeville School Board for seven years.
The Coupeville School Board took a break from Monday evening’s meeting to have a reception to thank Turner for her years of service on the board. She was also given a school bell that had her name and years of service engraved on it.Contact Whidbey News Times Staff reporter Nathan Whalen at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5058.