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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Office of the Mayor

Robert Severns

photo of Mayor Severns I was born, raised and completed high school in a small city in southwest Washington.  After high school, I moved to Ellensburg (a slightly larger city) to complete my Bachelors Degree in Business/Administrative Management, and began my professional career there, in Title Insurance and Escrow.  I have lived in Oak Harbor for 45 years and I love it here!

My education, training, and learned skills as a private business owner and manager have helped me contribute to solid, sound decisions for the citizens of Oak Harbor.  In order to reach my goals to protect the quality of life in Oak Harbor, which includes strong schools and a healthy economy, I encourage the ideas and input of staff and citizens alike.

During the past 45 years, I have enjoyed actively serving our community on several volunteer boards and committees:


·         LEOFF I Board, former member

·         City of Oak Harbor Civil Service Board, former member

·         Limited Practice Law Board - appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court

·         Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce - served as director and in all officer positions

·         Oak Harbor High School Business Advisory Committee

·         Navy League - life member and former board member

·         Oak Harbor Rotary - served as director and in all officer positions

·         Child Abuse Protection Foundation - former Board of Directors

·         Island County Economic Development Council

·         Oak Harbor Downtown Development Committee - for Chamber of Commerce

·         Oak Harbor Main Street - former Board of Directors

·         Island County Board of Health

·         Island County Council of Governments

·         Island County Law & Justice Council

·         NAS Whidbey Task Force

·         Affordable Housing Task Force

·         Northwest Clean Air Agency

In March 2008, I was fortunate to receive an appointment to serve as Councilmember, position 4, for the City of Oak Harbor.  In January 2016, I was honored to be elected to serve as Mayor of our beautiful city.  Thank you for your trust - together we can keep Oak Harbor safe, beautiful, and promising.

2019 State of the City


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