Former city clerk passes away
January 2, 2014
Former Newcastle City Clerk Bob Baker passed away Dec. 18, the city announced on its Facebook page a day after his death.
Baker worked at the city for nearly six years before resigning to take a position as the Lynnwood deputy city clerk in 2011.
“He will long be remembered as a person who brightened the lives of everyone he knew,” city staff wrote on the Newcastle Facebook page. “Thanks, Bob, for your service to Newcastle, and for the memories.”
Under his watch, the clerk’s office started offering streaming audio of all City Council meetings on the Internet, as well as online accessibility to minutes, agendas, resolutions and ordinances.
He also served as the Washington Municipal Clerks Association president for a term during his time with the city.