Record file — Ursula Shoudy, center, was selected as the Langley City Council’s new mayor pro tem at a meeting on Jan. 2.

Record file — Ursula Shoudy, center, was selected as the Langley City Council’s new mayor pro tem at a meeting on Jan. 2.

Shoudy chosen as mayor pro tem

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:00am
  • News

In a unanimous vote on Jan. 2, Langley council members selected Ursula Shoudy as the new mayor pro tem.

Shoudy, who has served on the council since 2016, will preside over meetings if Mayor Tim Callison is unavailable. She may also perform other mayoral duties at the mayor’s request.

Councilman Peter Morton nominated Shoudy. The other council members approved of the choice.

“I think she’s a long-standing council member and has broad experience with the council,” Morton said in a phone interview Monday morning. “I think she can do the job effectively.”

Former councilman Thomas Gill was the mayor pro tem for the past two years. Callison said Gill ran only two meetings during that time.

Callison said in an email Monday he was unsure if Shoudy is Langley’s first female mayor pro tem.

(Beth Munns was chosen as Oak Harbor’s mayor pro tem this past week. The councilwoman is the city’s first female mayor pro tem.)

More in News

‘Bipartisan’ lawmaker faces challenger

When it comes to campaigning, state Rep. Norma Smith and her challenger… Continue reading

Burglar burned hole in door

A 17-year-old Mukilteo boy is accused of staying at a rental house… Continue reading

Fingerprints lead to suspect

Fingerprints led police to a suspect in the burglary of a South… Continue reading

Dryer fire extinguished

A swift response by South Whidbey firefighters saved a structure after a… Continue reading

DNA leads to burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to charges being filed against a man who allegedly… Continue reading

Langley council resolution supports carbon fee measure

Langley’s city council members voted Monday to support the state carbon emissions… Continue reading

Photo provided
                                The Shifty Sailors play at the Tall Ship Festival in Riga, Latvia in 2003 aboard the German sailing vessel Seute Deern. Pictured are Jim Amis, Mike Thelen, Wylie Vracin, Karl Olsen, Clarke Harvey, Vern Olsen (accordion), Ray Loe, Bruce Bardwell, Denny Armstrong (guitar), Jack Moeller and Peter Lawl.
Shifty Sailors celebrating 25th anniversary

The maritime-themed musical group Shifty Sailors will celebrate their 25th anniversary with… Continue reading

Haunted Petting Zoo hosted by 4-H club

This month Island County 4-H’s Kool Kritters will morph into Kreepy Kritters.… Continue reading

Author’s new book looks at dying at home

‘It’s my passion to demystify hospice’ — Karen J. Clayton

Most Read