The newly appointed councilor will be required to run for election in 2023.
Effective June 1, Sandra Day resigned from the Ridgefield City Council leaving a vacant position. State law provides that City Council “shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacant position.”
The city has established an appointment process and a timeline for filling the vacancy as follows:
• June 25, 2021: Applications due to city clerk by noon
• July 8, 2021: Candidate Interviews
• July 22, 2021: New council member swearing-in.
To be considered for the position, candidates must have continuously resided within the Ridgefield city limits for a minimum of one year prior to appointment to the Council; and be a registered voter in the city of Ridgefield. The newly appointed councilor will be required to run for election in 2023.
Interested applicants must submit a completed application packet to the city clerk either on-line or at Ridgefield City Hall, 230 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642 no later than June 25 at noon.
Additional information about the process and how to apply can be found on the city website: https://ridgefieldwa.us/city-council-vacancy-june-2021/. A paper application packet can be picked up from Ridgefield City Hall – call (360) 887-3557 option 0 to request a paper application packet.
Information provided by city of Ridgefield.