Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver City Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacant council seat due to the conclusion of councilmember Jack Burkman's term and the passing of elected candidate Scott Campbell in Sept. 2017. The council appointee will hold office until the Nov. 2018 general election and, if interested and qualified, may run for election then. The applicant must have been a resident of Vancouver for two continuous years prior to Nov. 6, 2018 in order to run for office.
Applying for the council appointment
Applicants must submit a resume, application form, Washington Public Disclosure Form (F-1) and a release for criminal background information. Forms can be found at www.cityofvancouver.us/council-vacancy or picked up at the visitor check-in desk in the lobby at City Hall (415 W. 6th St.).
Applicants must hold no other public office or employment with the Vancouver city government, must live within the Vancouver city limits for 30 days prior to appointment, and must be a qualified elector (over 18, a citizen of the U.S., and have no felony conviction unless a certificate of discharge has been obtained).
Councilmember powers and duties
Councilmember powers and duties include serving as a member of the city's legislative body; adopting ordinances, resolutions, budget and policies to lead the city; serving on boards, commission and committees as assigned.
Open: Dec. 26, 2017
Closes: Jan. 18, 2018 at 5 p.m.
In person: Deliver to visitor check-in desk in the lobby at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.
By mail: Office of the City Council, Attn: Amanda Delapena, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668
All interviews, application forms and information supplied by applicants are considered public record.