Patterson resigns from Snoqualmie city council

Patterson resigns from Snoqualmie city council

Snoqualmie City Councilmember Chelley Patterson announced her resignation from the council Monday, March 27.

Patterson, who has served on the city council since July 2014 and was reelected in 2015, resigned because she is moving out of the city limits after 16 years of residency.

She submitted her resignation on Monday, March 20, after moving to Fall City over the weekend.

Patterson said she would have liked to continue working as a council member but it is a requirement that elected officials on the council must live within the city limits.

“The hardest thing for me was the fact that I was stepping away from city council,” she said. “It was really enjoyable. I learned a lot and it will remain a highlight of my life.

She began her public involvement in Snoqualmie in 2006 as a member of the “pro” committee for the community center ballot. She later served on the city’s Parks Board for six years. She applied for appointment to the city council when Councilman Jeff MacNichols resigned because he was moving out of the city limits.

“Before I got on council I didn’t understand many of the process steps that should happen. They really take the time to teach a new council member… There is so much work that the council does to make good decisions,” she said. “I feel the people I have served with are so smart and dedicated. I have nothing but good things to say.”

With Patterson’s Position 2 spot open, the city will be taking applications from community members who would like to temporarily fill the position until the November election.

Snoqualmie residents interested in applying for the vacant council seat must have lived in the city for at least one year and must be registered to vote. Applications are available on the city website at www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us and must be submitted online to Snoqualmie City Clerk Jodi Warren by 5 p.m. on April 6.

Applications can be sent by email to jwarren@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us, mailed to PO Box 987, Snoqualmie WA 98065, or delivered to City Hall at 38624 SE River St.

Council members will review the applications and conduct interviews with the candidates April 10. The council can will vote to approve the candidate that day or on May 8.


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