Bob Kraski, who held office as Mayor of Arlington from 1990 to 2003, has passed away. Mr. Kraski served ten years on City Council before being appointed as Mayor. He was 75.
Arlington’s official website described his contributions and accolades in a press release from late last night: During his tenure as Mayor, Bob oversaw the construction of a new water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, and the Arlington Boys & Girls Club; the annexation of Smokey Point into Arlington, and initiated the formation of the North County Mayors group with former Marysville Mayor Dave Weiser.
He was actively involved in regional governance, serving on the boards of Community Transit, Snohomish County Tomorrow, and Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management. Bob was also a volunteer firefighter with the Arlington Fire Department for many years. Bob was a long-time member of Rotary, serving as the president of the North Snohomish County Rotary (now Arlington Rotary) in 1992. He was also an active participant in the Arlington Chamber of Commerce until the closing of his business, Kraski’s Furniture, Carpets and Interiors.
The Everett Post extends our deepest, heartfelt condolences to friends and family of Mr. Kraski, and to the citizens of Arlington.
Funerary services have not yet been announced.