12/19/2012 - Spokane Valley Accepts Applications for Council Opening

For information, contact:  Carolbelle Branch, PIO

City of Spokane Valley

11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106

Spokane, Valley, WA  99206


Fax 509-921-1008

Email:  cbranch@spokanevalley.org





For immediate release

December 19, 2012


Spokane Valley Accepts Applications for Council Opening


SPOKANE VALLEY, WA --- Applications are being accepted by the City of Spokane Valley to fill a vacancy on the City Council.  The vacancy resulted from the resignation of Councilmember Brenda Grassel, who resigned earlier this month because she is moving outside the city.


“In addition to good experience and knowledge of the City’s issues, they need to have passion for the city of Spokane Valley,” said Mayor Tom Towey of the qualities he would like to see in those applying for the position.  “If they start with that, we’ll be way ahead.” 


Residents of the city of Spokane Valley who are interested in consideration for appointment to fill the vacancy are encouraged to submit an application for the Council’s review.  Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than 4:00pm on Friday, January 11, 2013 to be eligible.


A proposed procedure and timeline for filling the vacancy will be presented for Council consideration at the January 8 Council meeting.  It is anticipated that the City Council will make its appointment to fill the position in February of 2013.  The individual selected will begin immediately upon appointment and will serve until the person elected to the position in the November 2013 general election takes office.  That is expected to be on November 26, 2013, when the election results are certified.


Interested individuals may wish to review the City of Spokane Valley’s Governance Manual to get a sense of the responsibilities and procedures involved in serving on the City Council.   A copy of the Governance Manual, as well as Council meeting minutes, are available for review on the City Council’s page of the City website at www.spokanevalley.org, or at City Hall. 


A copy of the application form is also available at City Hall or on the City’s website by selecting the link provided under the “City News” section of the home page.  Instructions for completing and submitting the application are included on the form. 


City Hall is located at 11707 E. Sprague Avenue, Suite 106 in Spokane Valley.


For more information on applying to fill the vacancy, contact Spokane Valley City Clerk Chris Bainbridge at cbainbridge@spokanevalley.org or 509-720-5102.