By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
At their regular September 8, 2020, meeting Mill Creek city councilmembers began the process to replace Pam Pruitt, who resigned her council position on August 24th. They asked City Manager Michael Ciaravino to make a public announcement and begin accepting letters of interest from applicants for this city council position.
Unlike past councilmember searches giving applicants four to six weeks to submit their applications, the city council shortened the process to two weeks.
Applications from citizens who meet the requirements are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 24th.
According to Washington State RCW 35A.12.030 applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- The applicant must have been a resident of the City of Mill Creek for at least one year immediately prior to the time of application.
- The applicant must be registered to vote within the City of Mill Creek at the time of application.
Applicants must submit their letters of interest electronically via email. The city will not accept faxes or mail delivered by the US Postal Service.
Click here for detailed information on the required letter of interest format and the application process: Accepting Applications for Mill Creek City Council Position #3.
Pruitt would have been up for reelection in 2021, so whoever is selected to take her place will serve until November 2021 when the general election is certified and will have to run for office to continue in this position.
The winner in the 2021 General Election will serve a full four-year term on the city council.
The city council will hold a special virtual meeting on Tuesday, September 29th, to begin interviewing applicants.