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City of Kirkland Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancy

Kirkland, Wash (January, 2019) – Kirkland residents interested in serving on the City Council have until 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 29 to apply to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Councilmember Amy Walen.

Applications are available on the City website at: To be considered for this appointment applicants must have been a resident of the City of Kirkland for at least one year as of November 5, 2019, and must be registered to vote. The individual that is selected will serve on the Council through the certification of the November 2019 election. Any individual appointed may also file to retain the seat in that election. The Council intends to fill the position no later than March 1, and sooner if possible. 

A Council subcommittee consisting of Mayor Penny Sweet, Councilmember Dave Asher and Councilmember Toby Nixon will review the application and recommend applicants to be invited for an interview. Recommendations will be reviewed at the February 5 meeting and the Council will determine which candidates should be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted prior to the regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 19. The candidate that is appointed will begin their service at the Council retreat on March 1.  

Applicants are encouraged to visit the City website at and read about the role and responsibilities of serving on the City Council. Specific questions regarding the application process or the requirements of serving on the Council can be directed to Kathi Anderson, City Clerk at or 425-587-3197.