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Head of Silverdale Chamber out after nine months

After nine months on the job, Michael Broome, executive director of the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, is no longer with the chamber.

An office administrator at the chamber confirmed Broome's departure Wednesday afternoon. When Broome was contacted, he declined to comment on the nature of his exit and said the Board of Directors is still discussing details on the decision.

Chris Koebelin, president of the chamber's Board of Directors, has not returned requests for comment.

Broome took on the executive director position Dec. 7, 2009, two months after his predecessor, Darla Murker, died of endometrial cancer.

Broome received public praise for his work at the chamber. After being hired, Koebelin told the Central Kitsap Reporter that Broome brought "great enthusiasm" to the job.

“He was just the best candidate, the most experienced,” Koebelin said in December.

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