Only about six months into his tenure, Frank Figg has stepped down from the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center board.
Citing health reasons, Figg announced his resignation by way of a letter in late April, and the board of directors granted his wish in May.
I was very, very sad to receive that letter, SARC board president Sue Sorensen said this week. Frank was such a visionary; he had a good handle on where we needed to go.
The board plans to discuss how to fill the position at its regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m., June 11 at Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave.
Sorensen said county officials have advised her she may, as board president, appoint a replacement for Figg. She said the board of directors herself, Melinda Griffith, Annette Kuss and Erika Starks are accepting applications for the position with no set deadline on when a new board member may step in.
We want to make sure all this is according to the law, Sorensen said.
Until then, the board will be missing a member Sorensen said was a valuable voice of the board.
Frank … (had) no personal agenda; he just wanted to make SARC continue to be the best facility for the community, she said. He really had a handle on where we need to be, not only next year but in 10 years. I was very sad, but I support his decision.
In his resignation letter Figg expressed deep regret and cited health reasons for his resignation.
Even though I have served just a few months in this position, I feel that good progress was being made toward a capital facilities plan and subsequently a business plan for SARC, Figg wrote.
I am sad to leave a project unfinished. I also regret leaving a board of commissioners who have been conducting business with careful deliberation and a positive attitude.
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