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Kirkland Council appoints Shelley Kloba to fill vacant seat
The Kirkland City Council unanimously appointed North Juanita resident Shelley Kloba to council Position No. 2 at its meeting on Tuesday.
“I’m just very pleased and delighted to have been chosen among a really strong field of candidates,” Kloba told the Reporter on Tuesday. “The city council really had their work cut out for them.”
Kloba has lived in Kirkland for more than 11 years and is currently the legislative director of the Washington Parent Teacher Association.
She has served on Kirkland’s Park Board since 2009 and is a trustee on the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. She is employed at The Donaldson Clinic Physical Therapy.
“I acquainted with [the council] because of just being involved with other things in the community, as well as being on the Park Board,” she said. “I do admire their ability to work together through differences of opinion and be able to come up with good solutions for Kirkland.”
Kloba will serve until November’s general election results are certified. She will be given the official oath of office by the City Clerk on May 1. A ceremonial oath of office will be held at the May 7 regular council meeting.
Kloba said she plans to run for election in November, and if she wins, she will continue to serve.
If another person is elected to Position No. 2, the person elected will take office when the election is certified and would serve the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends December 31, 2015.
Former Councilman Bob Sternoff vacated the No. 2 seat on March 25.