James King is resigning as Director of Bellingham Parks and Recreation effective October 16 – two weeks from now.
NWCitizen has confirmed that he is leaving after we received a copy of an email he sent to some other park staff. In it he wrote he has accepted a job with the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska.
King came to Bellingham from Alaska. Sarah Palin, as governor of Alaska, appointed him the state parks director in 2007. He served until 2010, shortly after she resigned, and then took a position with a municiple parks department in Alaska. Exactly 4 years ago in early October 2011, then mayor Dan Pike of Bellingham appointed him to his present job. Pike then lost his bid for reelection a month later and King has served his time under mayor Kelli Linville. […]