Taber sworn in as new Poulsbo councilmember

Douglas Taber was sworn in as the newest member of the Poulsbo City Council April 3.

He succeeds David Musgrove, who retired after 14 years of service, and will serve position 6 on the council. His term will run through the end of 2025, when he will have the option of standing for election to a full four-year term.

Councilmember Taber shared, “I am honored to join the staff and representatives of the city of Poulsbo. I am excited to embrace the responsibility to safeguard and cultivate our common resources and Poulsbo’s future. I’m really excited to dive into public service at the local level. It’s where the rubber meets the road.”

Taber was one of four applicants the council interviewed during a special public meeting March 31. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington, formerly worked at Amazon and HomeStreet Bank, and now works as an independent consultant. He has experience in finance, analysis, problem-solving and management, a city news release states. He also has been involved with nonprofits including North Kitsap Fishline, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Crooked Trails.

Mayor Becky Erickson said, “I want to thank Doug Taber for his volunteerism and stepping into the important role as councilmember for the city of Poulsbo.”