Reception for retiring Lynden city administrator is Friday, Aug. 2


LYNDEN - A reception has been set for Friday, Aug. 2, for Bill Verwolf, who is retiring from his job as Lynden's city administrator after more than 11 years.

The public is invited to the event, which is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 300 4th St., on Verwolf's last day on the job.

Verwolf began working as the Lynden administrator in October 2001.

"He's been a valuable asset to the city and has been an excellent city administrator. We're going to miss him," Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis said.

Mike Martin, the former city manager for Burien, will replace Verwolf as city administrator beginning Monday, Aug. 5.

Martin's starting salary will be $120,000.

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or

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