Tumwater City Council chooses lawyer to replace retired member

ckrotzer@theolympian.comMay 9, 2013 

A new member has been appointed to the Tumwater City Council to replace Betsy Spath, who retired last month.

The council appointed M. John Way to the council during its regular Tuesday meeting.

“I am excited to be appointed to the City Council and appreciate the council members’ confidence in choosing me,” Way stated in a news release. “I will work hard to serve the good people of Tumwater.”

Way has worked in estate, business and tax planning, and practiced litigation at a local law firm for the past six years.

“He has a strong background in business and estate law and has served in leadership roles for several community organizations,” states Mayor Pete Kmet in the release.

Way also serves as treasurer for the Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce, was the past president of the South Puget Sound Estate Planning Council and is a member of the Professional Advisors Committee for the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound.

Way’s appointment is effective until the November elections.

ckrotzer@theolympian.com

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