Open Kirkland City Council seat draws 26 applicants

Kirkland City Council’s anticipated vacancy for position 2 on the Council drew 26 candidates by the time of the application deadline on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.

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Kirkland City Council’s anticipated vacancy for position 2 on the Council drew 26 candidates by the time of the application deadline on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. The Council’s Interview Selection Committee, consisting of three current Councilmembers, will review the submissions today and make a recommendation to the full Council as to which candidates to interview at their special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The City Council may affirm or alter the recommendation from the Selection Committee and will designate finalists for the appointment by a motion at the meeting. Once the list of finalists is voted on, the Council will decide on the next steps for the interview and appointment process.

The candidates who have submitted their name for consideration are Dianne Bell, Neal Black, Bradley Brown, Carol Buckingham, Barbie Collins-Young, Mia Cooledge, Colleen Cullen, Kevin Cullen, Kristen Dorwin, Braden Fraser, Jory Hamilton, Andy Held, Gerald Hover, Erin Leary, Lou Lucarelli, Paul Lukinich, Larry Miller, Tom Neir, Robert Neville, Judy Nicastro, Charles (Stan) Olson, Jon Pascal, Kathryn Peterson, Vince Petisme, Kevin Quille and Julie Taylor.

Councilmember Shelley Kloba announced at the Nov. 15 City Council regular meeting that she intends to submit her resignation to the Council following the Dec. 13 Special Meeting due to her election as State Representative for Legislative District 1.

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