Bruce Bosch

Twelve-year City Council member Bruce Bosch was sworn in Monday, Dec. 27 as mayor, replacing Kyle Christensen, who served one term. (Courtesy photo)

SUMAS — Twelve-year City Council member Bruce Bosch was sworn in Monday as mayor, replacing Kyle Christensen, who served one term.

“I’ll do my best for the staff here and the people of Sumas. I’ll be your servant,” Bosch said after taking the oath of office during a 14-minute virtual council meeting.

Christensen, who chose not to run again, was thanked for his four years as mayor and was presented a plaque of appreciation. It has been “through ups and downs, for sure,” he noted.

Christensen thanked the council and staff for their support, and he said he looks forward to what Bosch can do as mayor.

Two major floods have walloped Sumas, in February 2020 and now in November 2021, from which the city is striving to recover.

“We’re continuing to do everything we can to recover from the flood,” Christensen said in a brief mayoral report. “We’re always looking for ways to help people in the community, based on their needs.”

In the meeting, the council renewed a contract for Rollin Harper to be the city’s planning consultant another year and also passed final revisions to the 2021 budget. 

Bosch’s replacement in council Position 1 will be Todd Daniels, chosen in the November election. Daniels will be sworn in January.