Applications are currently being accepted to fill the Camas City Council Ward 3 seat.
The position has been vacant since Monday, June 27, when Scott Higgins resigned following his appointment to serve as Camas mayor. Former Mayor Paul Dennis resigned as of May 31 to accept the position of director of the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association.
Applications for the Ward 3, Position 2 seat, available at www.ci.camas.wa.us, must be hand-delivered to Camas City Hall by Friday, July 15. Submissions made by U.S. mail, e-mail or fax will not be accepted.
The application requests brief candidate background information and includes a questionnaire that addresses several topics including reasons the candidate wants to serve on the City Council; experiences, talents or skills a candidate can offer; and candidates’ views on how the city should address budget challenges and other significant obstacles facing the city of Camas.
On Monday, July 25, a special meeting is scheduled at 4:30 p.m., so that the City Council can conduct public interviews of the candidates and then appoint an individual to serve a portion of the remaining 2.5 years of the Ward 3 term, from July 25 through Dec. 5, 2011.
The person to serve the rest of the term, from Dec. 5, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2013, will be determined in the Nov. 8 General Election.