This week, the City of Covington lost a community leader – City Councilmember Paul Selland. Mayor Jeff Wagner has issued the following statement:
“We are saddened by the death of Covington City Councilmember Paul Selland. Paul was the newest member to our city council when he was elected and then began serving in January 2018. Paul brought a unique perspective to the city council and I am thankful for the chance to get to know him over the past year.
Paul would often reach out to me, and several others, to discuss agenda items and bounce ideas off us to see what we could do to bring awareness about different topics in and around Covington.
Paul had received a Bachelor of Arts economics degree from the University of Washington in 1983; as an entrepreneur and consultant, Paul had owned and operated several businesses while maintaining a property management business.
Paul had also served on the Covington Arts Commission and had a special interest in industrial and commercial art. So much so, that he had asked the City to look into a Public Arts Maintenance policy, which, I am happy to say, is moving forward.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul’s family and friends, he will be greatly missed.”
Paul was a Covington resident since 1986; he had also grown up on Lake Sawyer and attended Kent Meridian High School and Green River Community College.