The Snoqualmie City Council will have a vacant position to fill beginning in 2022, as Councilmember Katherine Ross will leave her seat Jan. 1 to serve as the city’s next mayor.
The vacant position will be filled by an appointment, using a majority vote of the city council, and will not involve residents. The council is planning to interview candidates Jan. 3 before making a final decision on Jan. 10.
The appointed councilmember will serve out the remainder of Ross’ term, which is not set to expire until the end of 2023.
This is the second time in less than a year the council will appoint a new member. In October, the council appointed Cara Christensen following the resignation of Sean Sundwall. Christensen was chosen from a field of six candidates.
With the new appointee, the council will have three new members going into the new year, including Jo Johnson and Ethan Benson, who both ran unopposed in this year’s general election.
The city is accepting applications for the vacancy until 5 p.m. Dec. 23. To be eligible, candidates must have lived in the city for at least a year and be registered to vote.
Applications can be found here: bit.ly/3rqdg5z.