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Council Vacancy Attracts 12 Applicants: Interviews Dec 6

Nov 26, 2018 - Twelve Mercer Island residents submitted applications to fill the City Council seat vacated by Tom Acker, who resigned on September 29, 2018 citing personal health concerns and family commitments.
Applicants include (in alphabetical order): Lisa Anderl, Elizabeth Buckley, Heather Cartwright, Jonathan Conradt, Darren Gold, Traci Granbois, Thomas Hildebrandt, Leslie Meagley, Matt Murphy, Daniel Odievich, Craig Reynolds, and Kwan Wong.
The Council will conduct public interviews of the Council candidates at a special City Council meeting on Thursday, December 6, at 6:00pm at City Hall. The meeting agenda and candidate application packets will be posted on December 3 at
The Council will vote to appoint one of the candidates to fill the vacant seat at a special City Council meeting slated for Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00pm. To be appointed, a candidate must obtain a majority vote of the Council. The appointee’s term will begin on December 18 and expire following the certification of the results of the November 5, 2019 general election.
Council meetings are open to the public and take place in City Hall, located at 9611 SE 36th Street. Council meetings are also broadcast on local cable Channel 21 MI-Tv, and live on the City's website.

About the City of Mercer Island Government 

The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government.  The seven-member City Council serves as the legislative body of the City. The Council is responsible for setting policy, adopting the annual budget, adopting laws, determining the services to be provided and the funding levels for those services, and appointing citizens to its advisory boards and commissions.


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