Endorsed: Laurie Gere, Mayor of Anacortes
WCV Endorsement 2013: Laurie Gere, Mayor of Anacortes
Laurie is a local restaurateur with deeps roots in the community, including close ties to Anacortes Conservation Voters.
Since 2001, Gere has been a commissioner of Public Hospital District No. 2, Skagit County (Island Hospital). She has served as the President of the Board of Commissioners and currently serves on the Hospital Finance committee, which oversees the management of a budget of over $80 million—twice that of the budget of the City of Anacortes. As a member of the Strategy committee, Gere has worked to ensure that the hospital meets the goals set in the Visioning and Master Plan that looks out to 2035.
Gere is a member of the Anacortes Planning Commission, where she has served for 19 years. From 1983 to 1996, Gere was a member of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, including two terms as its president. She has served as treasurer for the Anacortes Red Cross board and as president of the Skagit County Developmental Disability board.