Past board member rejoins VMICC board

Kyle Cruver, a former member of the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council board, has rejoined the panel in a move that he says could help to heal the fractured body.

Cruver, a graphic designer and community activist, was one of the board members who resigned en masse last year after Tom Bangasser, a real estate developer and businessman, sought records from the nine-member council.

He rejoined last week, he said, after some of the current board members urged him to — an invitation on their part that he said he saw as “a kind of peace offering.”

“They’d like to mend some fences with King County and the community and thought I’d be a good person to have — because of my past history with the board,” he said.

Cruver added that he’s glad to be rejoining the board because of the extensive work he feels needs to be done. “We’ve got real problems,” he said.

Now helmed by Tim Johnson, the board, Cruver added, seems solid. “The board I met with seemed to be made up of level-headed individuals with good intentions,” he said.


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