City accepting letters of interest for vacant spot on Redmond City Council

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:47pm
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City of Redmond residents with an interest in local government and community issues are invited to apply for an opening on the Redmond City Council. With council member Kimberly Allen’s resignation (effective Jan. 31), there is an opening for Position 4 on the City Council to fill the remainder of her term until the November 2017 election.

To be eligible to serve on the council, applicants must be a resident for one year and be a registered voter of the city. If a person has residency questions in this regard, they can contact the city clerk’s Office.

The seven-member City Council establishes city law and policy by passing ordinances and resolutions. The Council also adopts the city budget, approves appropriations, contracts in the City’s name, levies taxes and grants franchises. Regular business meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday evenings of every month, with special meetings or study sessions on current issues scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday evenings.

Applicants can submit a letter with a statement of your qualifications and interest (1,000-word limit, 12-point font). No additional materials will be accepted. All submissions are public record. Letters of interest shall be submitted to the city clerk’s office:

Personal delivery – 2nd Floor, City Hall, Customer Service, 15670 N.E. 85th St. (c/o city clerk)

Certified mail – Michelle M. Hart, city clerk, City of Redmond, P.O. Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710

The application deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 27, to be followed by interviews in February.

According to the city, council is slated to discuss the next steps in the process during its Jan. 31 study session meeting.

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