Act fast to apply for Everett City Council, the 14th is the deadline
EVERETT — The Everett City Council is seeking applications from residents interested in interim council position No. 4. The appointee will fill the seat currently held by Cassie Franklin, who was elected as Mayor earlier this month.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the city with at least one-year residency and registered to vote. Interested residents should submit their application, including a resume and cover letter, no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, to the Everett City Council offices, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9A, Everett, WA 98201. Applications can also be submitted via the City’s website.
Following the application period, council members will review the applications independently. Applicant information will be posted to the City’s website. Community members who wish to provide comments are asked to do so via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Dec. 18 to allow all council members an opportunity to review comments before the Dec. 20 meeting.
At the Dec. 20 council meeting, all applicants who submitted their materials by the deadline will be given five minutes to introduce themselves and provide a brief statement describing their interest in the position. If there are more than six applicants, the council may take a brief recess to discuss the candidates’ qualifications. Each council member will nominate his or her top two choices to move forward in the process, with a maximum of six candidates moving forward.
Council members are expected to interview and vote on the finalists at a special meeting in late December or early January; details for the meeting will be announced at a later date.
The successful candidate is expected to be sworn in early January and will serve until the November 2018 general election is certified.
Applications can also be submitted at the city’s website, www.everettwa.gov/CouncilApplication For more information, contact the City Council office at 425-257-8703.
The city emphasizes to note all information provided is subject to the open public meetings act and is available to the public.
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