Public Safety Building housing Council Chambers, Yelm
– Yelm Interim City Council Pos. 3 Applicants now accepted
With the resignation of Councilor Bob Isom leaving his former council seat vacant, the city of Yelm is now accepting applications from the public for city council. The interim council seat has one year remaining in this term, then is open to election in November 2017.
Click here for the application.
– The RCW is clear on the qualifications for those to be considered:
RCW 42.12.070 Filling nonpartisan vacancies.
“(1)Where one position is vacant, the remaining members of the governing body shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacant position.”
1. U. S. & WA. citizen,
2. age 18 and above,
3. elector within the city limits.
– Editor’s Note:
While a former city council candidate who previous lost their elections and served for a year as interim councilor may be at the top of the list to consider for appointment, along with a Planning Commissioner who lost their council election, I am elated to hear Mayor Foster is committed to more transparency in city government and wants to involve community members to be part of the governing process. To choose someone new to city government would bring a welcome change, diversity, and fresh insights.