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City Council Selects Kelli Curtis to fill Council Vacancy


Kirkland, Washington – The Kirkland City Council has selected Kelli Curtis to fill the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of former Mayor Amy Walen.

Curtis was one of five finalists that was interviewed by the entire City Council during a special meeting on Tuesday, February 19. The City received 27 applications in total for the City Council position. Curtis will serve on the City Council until the November 2019 election results are certified. She has the option to file in May to run as a candidate in that election.

“I am honored to have been chosen by the City Council to serve the Kirkland community,” said Kelli Curtis. “I look forward to joining my new colleagues in continuing to make this community a wonderful place to live, work and play.”

Curtis’ first meeting as the newly-appointed City Councilmember will be at the March 1 Council Retreat. Though she will be officially sworn in as a Councilmember prior to the March 1 retreat, there will also be a ceremonial swearing-in during the council meeting on Tuesday, March 5.

Curtis has been a Kirkland resident for over 25 years, and currently serves on the Houghton Community Council and the City of Kirkland Park Board.