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The City of Camas is now accepting applications from Camas residents that reside in Ward 1 to fill a vacancy on the City Council.

Deadline to Apply for Council Vacancy: December 8, 2017. The term of the vacated Council position will commence once a candidate is appointed by a majority vote of the City Council.

The City of Camas operates under a Council-Mayor 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 the City provides and the funding levels for those services, and confirming the Mayor’s appointments of citizens to its advisory boards, commissions and committees.

The duties of a City Councilmember will likely involve an average minimum commitment of 20‐40 hours per month for preparation, participation, and attendance at various meetings, and community activities.

The stipend for a Councilmember is $769.00 per month, plus a $50 per month technology allowance.

The timeline for filling the Council vacancy is as follows:

December 8, 2017:  Applications due to City Staff by 5:00 pm

December 18, 2017:  Special Meeting at 4:30 pm to conduct candidate interviews followed by executive session, council vote and swearing in of new Councilmember.

Notice:  The term of this appointment is anticipated to run January 1, 2018, thru December 3, 2018.  The term for this Council position starting December 3, 2018 thru December 31, 2019, will be determined in the November 6, 2018, election.  Candidates interested in running for this office, should check with Clark County Elections for the special filing dates.  The phone number for the elections department is (360) 397-2345.

Residents interested in applying for the Council vacancy must reside in Ward 1 of the City of Camas, have been a resident of the City of Camas for at least one year prior to Council appointment and must be registered to vote.

Interested residents may obtain application forms at City Hall, located at 616 NE 4th Avenue. Applications are also available for download on the City of Camas website: Council Member Application and Instructions
Map of Ward 1

Applications are due at 5:00pm on December 8, 2017.

Applications received after 5:00pm on the above date will not be accepted.

For more information please contact:

Peter Capell, City Administrator

616 NE 4th Avenue

Camas, WA 98607

Contact Phone: (360) 834-6864         

Email Address: pcapell@cityofcamas.us

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