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Discover Burien Holds Annual Members Meeting, Elects Five To Board

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer [1]

Discover Burien [2] (we’re members) held its annual Members Meeting Tuesday night (April 26th) at the Burien Community Center, with members voting to elect five of seven candidates for the Board of Directors.

After each candidate gave a brief speech, ballots were gathered and tallied up in the lobby:

From left to right: outgoing board member Janel Stoneback, board member Brian Frederick, and interim Executive Director Nancy Hinthorne tally the votes.

The five newly-elected board members are (in alphabetical order):

The meeting was run by board President Lori Alden, and the winners were announced by Brian Frederick. Board Members serve three-year terms.

One of the more interesting moments  during the meeting (at least in this Reporter’s opinion) occurred when candidate John Nelson, Organizer of the Cove to Clover Fundraiser Event [3], gave his speech, which included a jab at the organization, causing a moment of some slight discomfort in the room:

"I originally came to Discover Burien with the Cove to Clover fundraiser idea, but was turned down. I came back here to run for the board because I want to see this organization accept more community events." - John Nelson, who lost in his bid to join the Discover Burien board.

The other unsuccessful candidate was Mike Bishoff, a longtime area resident who works for Microsoft.

Discover Burien is a local, non-profit business organization that was formed in February 2002. It works with the City of Burien, the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce and various local groups and businesses to promote business growth in the community.

According to their website [4]:

“Our members are an eclectic mix of individuals and businesses that want to see Burien thrive. Membership includes large and small businesses from those with a single employee to the Port of Seattle.”

For more information, or to join, click here [5].

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