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Farewell reception honors departing city council members
Mirror staff reports:
Federal Way City Councilmembers Roger Freeman and Linda Kochmar will be treated to a farewell reception on Dec. 4. The two are heading to Olympia after their recent victories in the election for the state House of Representatives.
The reception will begin at 7 p.m. as part of the city's normal proceedings for a council meeting at City Hall.
Cake and light refreshments will be on hand, and the public is welcome.
Kochmar has served the city council since November 1997, and had a short tenure as mayor in 2010. Freeman has served on the council since 2009.
In the November election, Kochmar defeated Democrat Roger Flygare for District 30 state representative position 1. Kochmar, a Republican, will replace outgoing State Rep. Mark Miloscia. Freeman, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Katrina Asay for District 30 state representative position 2.
The city council will appoint replacements for Kochmar and Freeman. The details on the application and interview process are still being worked out, said city spokesman Chris Carrel.
On Facebook, The Mirror asked readers for suggestions on possible council appointments. Here are two comments:
• Posted by Tim Drab: I think Ron Walker would be an outstanding choice given his civic-mindedness. Don't know if he's interested, though.
• Posted by Michelle Burris: How about Diana Noble-Gulliford. She's been an educated, active member of the Federal Way community since the early 70s.