Washburn County Board Member Michael Bobin tendered his resignation on December 23, 2016, according to Washburn County Clerk, Lolita Olson.  

Bobin submitted a hand-written letter, obtained by DrydenWire.com, stating, “I resign from the Washburn County Board effective December 23, 2016”.  No more information was provided in the letter.

Washburn County currently has 21 Board of Supervisors covering 21 districts and Bobin's resignation creates a vacancy in District 1, which covers the Village of Minong and portions of the Town of Minong.   

Olson also says that because of Bobin's resignation, applications are now being taken to fill the now-vacant board seat by January 31, 2017.  

Washburn County is seeking interested applicants to fulfill the remainder of the term of office for County Board Supervisory District 1 which expires in April of 2018.  District 1 covers the Village of Minong and portions of the Town of Minong. Please visit the County’s website www.co.washburn.wi.us/boardsupervisors/list.htm to see a map of the district.  To be eligible, candidates must be 18 years old and a resident of the district. Interested parties should contact Washburn County Administration at (715) 468-4624, Washburn County, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI, 54871, for application information or e-mail adminper@co.washburn.wi.us.  Applications must be received back to Washburn County Administration by 4:30 p.m. January 31, 2017 to be considered.  The Executive Committee will review all applications at their committee meeting scheduled for February 15, 2017, and the County Board Chair will appoint the selected candidate subject to ratification by the full County Board.

Bobin served on the county board from April 2000 to December 23, 2016, with the exception of a two-year term from 2012-2013 when James Pearson served District 1.

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