By Doug Petrowski
Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember Michelle Robles abruptly resigned Thursday from her position on the council. The resignation was announced by Mayor Jerry Smith at the start of the Thursday evening City Council Work/Study Session at temporary City Hall.
Robles was serving her third four-year term on the city council, having won 63.5 percent of the vote in her race against challenger Robert Reedy last November. She won her first term by beating then-Mayor Pat Cordova in 2003.
Robles’ resignation leaves City Council Position No. 5 vacant; the council will review procedures to fill the vacancy at Monday’s regularly scheduled council meeting. Mayor Smith and other councilmembers are also expected to speak about Robles’ tenure on the council during Monday’s meeting.
Robles was also serving as the vice-chairperson of the Snohomish Health District Board; her resignation from the Mountlake Terrace City Council also removes her from that position.
Robles was born and raised in Mountlake Terrace, graduating from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1980. She received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in 1985.