When he lived in Ballard, Rob Mattson was often referred to as the unofficial mayor of Ballard for his decades of service on the Ballard District Council. Mattson sadly passed away on September 5th, and members of the council want to memorialize him by naming 22nd Ave NW “Rob Mattson Way”.
Mattson was very active in local government for 40 years, until he retired and moved to Oak Harbor five years ago.
“His fingerprints are on virtually every civic project in the neighborhood,” an informational flyer designed by Thomas Whittemore on Facebook reads. “Rob’s friends in Ballard and in city government want to honor Rob and his service to the neighborhood and our city.”
To show support for the idea, Whittmore asks that residents write letters of support to the mayor and city council. Any questions about the campaign should be directed to Whittemore at 206-684-4096 or email@example.com.
Photo courtesy of the Ballard News-Tribune, Westside Seattle. Photo by Pulitzer Prize winner Jerry Gay