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Council Vacancy and Appointment Process for City Council At-Large Position 7-Application Period Now Open Through July 7, 2022

 

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The City Council At-Large Position 7, for a term to expire December 31, 2023, is now open. This At-Large position represents the entire City of Tacoma. 

 

Applications and City Council Vacancy Appointment Process

 

City Council Vacancy Appointment Process

Notice is hereby given that the City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications, with cover letters and résumés, to fill the City Council At-Large Position 7, for a term to expire December 31, 2023. This At-Large position represents the entire City of Tacoma.

 

Application Materials and Notices

Applications must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 12 Noon on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Applications are available from the City Clerk’s Office online (see the links below), by emailing cityclerk@cityoftacoma.org, or by calling (253) 591-5505.

 

Language Notice Application Criteria & Competencies 
English Notice  Application Criteria & Competencies
Khmer  Notice Application  Coming Soon 
Korean Notice  Application  Coming Soon
Russian Notice  Application  Coming Soon
Spanish  Notice Application Coming Soon 
Vietnamese Notice  Application Coming Soon

 

Interviews

Candidates will be interviewed on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 12 Noon at the City Council study session, in the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, City Council Chambers, on the first floor. In-person attendance is preferred, but remote options are available.

 

Qualifications for Office and Responsibilities of the City Council

The City Charter provides that those seeking appointment to the City Council must be a qualified elector (have the ability to register to vote), and a City resident for two years immediately preceding the time of applying.

 

The City Council is responsible for enacting all legislation, developing policies, and making general decisions for governing the City. City Council duties include adopting and amending City laws, approving the budget, establishing City policies and standards, approving contracts and agreements, and representing the City.

 

The City Council meets every Tuesday at 12 Noon for study sessions, at 5 PM for City Council meetings, and when needed at 3 PM for Committee of the Whole meetings. All of these meetings are held in the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, City Council Chambers, on the first floor. City Council standing committees meet on a set schedule from Tuesdays through Thursdays in the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Room 248. These meetings are held in hybrid format that includes both in-person and remote options.

 

Compensation

Effective January 1, 2022, Council Members receive an annual salary of $46,789.00.

 

How to Apply

Submit the completed application form, cover letter, and résumé by:

Email:    cityclerk@cityoftacoma.org

Mail or hand deliver:      City Clerk’s Office, c/o Customer Support Center, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Second Floor, Tacoma, WA 98402

 

Applications and materials must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 12 Noon on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state and local laws.

 

If you need an accommodation in the application process or if you have questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5505. People with hearing or speech impairments may contact us through Washington Relay Services: 1-800-833-6388 (TTY or ASCII), 1-800-833-6386 (VCO), or 1-877-833-6341 (STS).

 

 

 

 


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March 22, 2022 Voting Record
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Date and Time

5 PM
Every Tuesday

 

Location

Council Chambers

Tacoma Municipal Building

First Floor

747 Market Street

Tacoma, WA 98402