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McCoy resigns as Quil Ceda general manager

TULALIP, Wash. – John McCoy has resigned as general manager of Quil Ceda Village to start an economic development and public policy consulting firm.

Steve Gobin, deputy general manager, was appointed interim manager by the village council.

McCoy knows about economic development and public policy. He’s a four-term member of the state House of Representatives, where he chairs the House Technology, Energy and Communications Committee. As a legislator, he’s worked to expand access to affordable energy, health care and technology, create jobs and improve vocational education.

Quil Ceda Village is an economic-powerhouse municipality on the Tulalip reservation. Quil Ceda Village is the fourth-largest source of jobs in Snohomish County; businesses there include the largest outlet mall in Washington state and the largest hotel between Seattle and the Canadian border.

In 2001, the BIA approved Quil Ceda Village’s status as a municipality and the IRS approved its status as a political subdivision of the Tulalip tribal government.

Richard Walker is a correspondent reporting from San Juan Island, Wash. Contact him at