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City Council selects Ashley Eckel as new member to join its ranks

The Clyde Hill City Council has selected a new member to join its ranks following the early resignation of now-former Councilmember Scott Moore. The Council selected Dr. Ashley Eckel via the special appointment process we outlined here. The Council is expected to officially swear in Dr. Eckel during their next meeting on May 9th.

Dr. Eckel an Associate Director of the Hematopathology Division at the University of Washington’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. She received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College of Columbia University. She went on to obtain her MD and Ph.D. degrees at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Eckel completed her residency — and fellowship training in Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology — at the University of Washington.

Dr. Eckel resides with her family in Clyde Hill. It is unclear whether she intends to run for the seat she will be appointed to during this upcoming election cycle. 

In the immediate term, Dr. Eckel will be working on passing parameters for any transitional housing facilities in residential communities as now permitted by state law and tackling ongoing issues involving land use permitting. 

We will keep you updated on any changes prior to Dr. Eckel’s official appointment.

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