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Published: Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Around Snohomish, Island counties

Clearview: Meek named chief
Snohomish County Fire District 7 in Clearview has appointed Gary Meek as fire chief.
It happened at the Feb. 28 commissioners meeting.
Meek has served as interim chief since 2011.
He's been a firefighter more than 38 years. He and his wife live in the fire district.
Everett: Crime prevention event
A statewide crime-prevention conference is planned in Everett April 22-24.
It's organized by the Washington State Crime Prevention Association.
Different parts of the conference are aimed at people who work in education, medicine and law enforcement, in addition to everyday folks, executive director Daryl Pearson said.
Highlight topics include school safety, how to avoid becoming a fraud victim, and what to do in a case of a mass-shooting scenario, he said.
Exact times, dates and costs vary by specific parts of the conference. The average person could expect to pay about $75 for one day's attendance. There are senior discounts.
Proceeds go for crime-prevention training and events by the association, a nonprofit. For more information, call 509-526-4046 or go to www.wscpaonline.org.
Denser growth topic of workshop
Everett's Planning Commission has planned a workshop Tuesday night to discuss a consultant's report about planning for higher-density buildings within city limits. The work will contribute to the city's 2015 comprehensive plan.
In addition to infill development, the meeting also is to include a summary of a March 5 forum in which locally active builders gave their thoughts on future growth.
The workshop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the eighth-floor hearing room of the Wall Street Building, 2930 Wetmore Ave.
More info: call 425-257-8736 or email dkoenig@everettwa.gov.
Island County: Farm committee members sought
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Farm and Agriculture Advisory Committee.
The five-member committee represent the farming community by advising the county on assessing open space, farms and agricultural lands, and timber lands. The advisory committee does not give advice regarding the valuation of specific parcels; however, it may supply the county assessor's office with advice on typical crops, land quality, leases, and expenses. Terms are for one year.
People should a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Farm/Agriculture Advisory Committee, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239; fax 360-679-7381; email pamd@co.island.wa.us.
Application materials should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. April 8.
More info: call Mary Engle at 678-7865 or by e-mail at marye@co.island.wa.us.
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