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Posted on: December 12, 2013

[ARCHIVED] We Want You: Apply Now for a City Council Seat

Our community is in the midst of exciting changes, and you can help shape our future as a member of the Issaquah City Council.

We’re seeking a qualified candidate to fill a vacant position on the council. It’s a chance to get involved in the most important issues facing Issaquah — such as enhancing our economic development, addressing growth and preserving our outstanding quality of life.

The council seat will open after Councilmember Fred Butler becomes mayor of Issaquah in January 2014.

Here’s what you need to know to apply:

• In order to be considered for the vacant council seat, qualified candidates must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter and resident of the City of Issaquah for at least one year prior to the appointment.

• Complete our application and upload your letter of interest by 5 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014.

• Questions? Contact the City Clerk’s Office via email or phone, 425-837-3000.

If you apply, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a 10-minute verbal presentation to the council during its Jan. 21, 2014, meeting. That meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way.

Applicants, consider addressing these questions during your verbal presentation:

• Why do you want to serve on the council and who will you represent?

• What is it, specifically, that you would contribute to the council and the City?

• What do you consider to be Issaquah’s biggest opportunities or issues, and what would you do to solve them?

• If you feel strongly about a topic, and the majority of the council feels differently, how would you respond?

• If selected to the fill the vacancy, what is one thing you would like to accomplish during your term of office?

The council expects to fill the vacancy in early February 2014. A vote to fill the vacancy is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 3, 2014, and the newest councilmember will take office during that meeting.

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