Represents: 4th Ward
Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2013
Stan Snapp was elected to the City Council in 2007. Stan was selected by the Council to serve as the Council President Pro Tempore in 2009 and 2010, and was elected President of the Council in 2011. Again in 2013 was elected by Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore. Stan currently chairs the council Public Works and Public Safety Committee and is a member of the Finance and Personnel, Lake Whatcom and Natural Resources, and Parks and Recreation Committees. He is also a member of the Council's PEG-TV Working Group and the Fire Chief Search Committee. Stan is the Council Liaison to the Library Board of Directors, and serves on the joint City-County Emergency and Ambulance Advisory Committee, and the What-Com 911 Administration Board. He also serves as liaison to the City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Additionally Stan serves on the Opportunity Council Board and is currently its Chair.
Stan Snapp moved his family to Bellingham in 1967 to attend Western Washington University. He graduated in 1971 with a BA degree and a Secondary Education degree. He joined the Bellingham Fire Department in 1974, retiring in 1997. He spent 17 years as Division Chief in charge of training and facilities. He is most proud of keeping firefighters injury free in all those years of training exercises. His management of the planning and construction of the Broadway headquarters fire station led to “cutting the ribbon” on time and under budget.
During his years at the Fire Department, he began a second career as a volunteer including several years on the United Way board. Since retiring fifteen years ago from the Bellingham Fire Department, he has been active in the community volunteering to serve on many community boards including; Greenways, Parks Master Planning Steering Committee, Watershed Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
He raised five children here and most have gone elsewhere to make their homes that now include 10 grandchildren and one “great grand child”. He and his wife Marian have made their home in the Silver Beach neighborhood for the past 23 years.
Stan continues to work on his three campaign priorities:
Stan looks forward to working with individual citizens, neighborhood groups and others to maintain our wonderful quality of life right here in the Fourth Corner. He looks forward to hearing your ideas, and invites anyone to call or email him any time.