Special meeting to be held Mon., Jan. 7 to determine how many will be interviewed
VANCOUVER — Eighteen Vancouver residents have applied to fill Vancouver City Council Seat 2. The council seat became vacant as of Jan. 1, due to the resignation of Council Member Alishia Topper, who was elected Clark County treasurer in November.
Applicants’ names are listed in alphabetical order by last name on the city’s website at www.cityofvancouver.us/council-vacancy. Each applicant’s information is also available by clicking on their name.
Vancouver City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 7, to determine how many applicants they will interview and the process by which they will select interviewees. The council will then adjourn into an executive session from 4:15-5:45 p.m. to discuss the qualifications of the applicants. Immediately following the executive session, council will reconvene in public session to select individuals to be interviewed.
Vancouver City Council will interview selected candidates in a public session starting at 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14. After the meeting, council members will adjourn into an executive session for deliberations. They will then return to the public session to make an appointment. Once a selection is made, the new council member will take his or her oath of office on Mon., Jan. 28.
Vancouver City Council’s executive sessions are not open to the public or media. However, all actions of the council at both public sessions on Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, including candidate interviews, will be open to the public and broadcast live on Clark/Vancouver Television, Comcast channel 23, and streaming on www.CVTV.org. Vancouver City Council meets in chambers at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.