The City of Arlington is mourning the passing of City Councilmember Scott Solla, 53, who served the city from 2006 until his passing in the early morning hours of Sept. 3. Solla passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. In honor of the councilman, city flags are being flown at half_staff.
Councilman Solla was appointed to the City Council in May 2006 to fill an unexpired term. He was subsequently elected to the seat in 2007 and re-elected in 2009. Solla was also a member of the Arlington Kiwanis Club.
Mayor Margaret Larson stated, "Scott never had a personal agenda. His sole agenda was to serve the Arlington community he so loved. The thoughts and prayers of the entire City of Arlington family are with Vickie and the Solla family. Scott will be greatly missed."
"Scott was an incredibly enthusiastic, positive, and caring person," said city administrator Allen Johnson. "He always saw his role on the council as that of facilitator to implement reasonable plans that all sides could agree on. He loved serving the citizens and businesses of Arlington."
Solla is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Vickie, their three sons, and four grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at Arlington Assembly, 201 N. Stillaguamish Avenue.