At its meeting on January 28, the Bellevue City Council considered a number of options for filling the remaining portion of Councilmember Connie Marshall’s term of office, which extends until the general election in November, 2009. At this meeting, Council directed that a public application process be utilized to identify individuals interested in making this commitment to the community.
State law requires that a City Councilmember be a resident of the City for at least one year and a registered voter at the time of application.
The application process will consist of the following elements:
- Current resume (maximum of two pages) demonstrating your professional experience, including holding of prior elective or appointive office and any other involvement in City and/or community activities.
- Two brief written statements, each consisting of no more than 300 words:
1. Why are you interested in the opportunity to serve on the Bellevue City Council?
2. What do you feel are the two most critical issues facing the City over the next two years? If appointed, how would you approach addressing/resolving those issues?
Out of fairness to other candidates, additional materials beyond those requested will not be considered.
Submittals must be received no later than 5:00 pm, on Monday, February 4, 2008.
Please submit application materials to the City Clerk through one of the following means:
Hand delivered: Second floor at City Hall, 450 110th Avenue NE
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, WA, 98009-9012
Fax: (425) 452-7919
Questions may be directed to Myrna Basich, Assistant City Manager/City Clerk, at 425-452-2733.
Next steps in the selection process will be identified after determining the number of applications received. Next Council discussion of the selection process is tentatively scheduled for February 11, 2008.
The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.