Washougal Council vacancy could be filled July 2

Applications are due June 26

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Interest in filling the Washougal City Council seat currently held by Jon Russell has already begun, according to Mayor Sean Guard.

He mentioned during the City Council meeting last night that there have been phone calls from individuals interested in succeeding Russell.

Those persons will have until 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, to turn in one-page cover letters indicating their interest and general qualifications for the position and resumes of no more than two pages.

The submitted information, which will become public record, will be posted on the city’s website as part of the council’s meeting packet the week of the interviews. Applicants will be interviewed during the Monday, July 2 City Council meeting, at 6 p.m.

Application packets are available to pick up Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at City Hall, 1701 “C” St. To be eligible for appointment, individuals must be registered voters who have continuously resided within the Washougal city limits for a minimum of one year prior to the appointment.

Russell recently announced he would resign, effective July 1. He has accepted a job promotion on the East Coast. Russell’s last council workshop as mayor pro tem will be held June 25.

For more information about the application process, contact City Clerk Jennifer Forsberg at 835-8501, Ext. 503 or