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Anacortes resident Bev Martin has organized a survey to assess the need and desire for a Community Center which would have a larger meeting space than is currently available in Anacortes. 

The Port of Anacortes is considering making some property available for a Community Center next to the proposed Marine Skills school, to be located south of Cap Sante Marina, if funding can be obtained.

So, Martin has drafted a survey (available to download at the bottom of this article) to assess the need for such a center and to determine what facilities it should include. She will compile the responses and present them to the Port.

City Council member Cynthia Richardson is helping circulate the survey via email. In her email Richardson said “Such a facility could be valuable for civic events, conferences, tourist events, family events such as weddings and reunions, church events, Senior College and other classes as well as meeting space for many of the organizations  in our town.“

Martin said she started a women’s group, called The DASH Group, earlier this year, as she puts it “to invite women to network, stay connected, learn, and give back to the community. “ She said the group now has around 50 women and their number one priority is to support a Community Center.

It could take two years to plan and fund a new Community Center.


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