City Of Burien Accepting Applications For Kathy Keene’s City Council Position
The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Oct. 5th) that it is accepting applications for City Council Position 6, which is being vacated on Dec. 31st by incumbent Councilmember Kathy Keene, who recently announced she is leaving the position in order to retire in Florida next year.
To apply, you must be a registered voter, and have lived in Burien for at least one year.
This position is also open to residents of the North Highline area that was recently annexed; those applicants must have also lived in that area for at least one year.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27th.
Prospective Councilmembers should have an interest in City government and in serving their community. Councilmembers typically attend three or more evening Council meetings a month and participate on local and regional governmental organizations. Councilmembers are paid $600 per month.
The City Council will review the applications and interview top candidates. Councilmembers will vote the appointment at the Jan. 3, 2011, Council meeting after which the successful applicant will be sworn into office. The newly appointed Councilmember will fulfill Keene’s term which expires on Dec. 31, 2011. The Councilmember will have to run for the office at the next General Election, in November 2011, to continue in the position.
Applications are available at City Hall, 400 S.W. 152nd St,, Ste. 300, online at www.burienwa.gov or by calling (206) 248-5517.