Five Finalists To Replace Kathy Keene On Burien City Council Are Named
Five finalists for the Burien City Council position that Kathy Keene will vacate effective Dec. 31 were announced Tuesday morning (Nov. 9).
The five hopefuls for Council Position 6, in alphabetical order, are:
- Duane Douglas Camerota – owner of Duane’s Garden Patch and past owner of Cugina’s Produce.
- Gregory Duff – Burien Planning Commission member, past president of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, and concrete mixer truck driver.
- John C. Elliott – quality systems project manager with Boeing.
- Andrea H. Reay – production administrator with Seattle Opera.
- Gerald F. Robison – attorney with a law practice in Burien, president of White Center Jubilee Days.
Burien City Manager Mike Martin said he is attempting to schedule council interviews of all candidates for Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. He hopes to confirm a date and time later this afternoon.
The interviews, which will be conducted in the Miller Creek Conference Room on the third floor of the Library/City Hall building, are open to the public. Each interview may last about 15 minutes.
Keene, who was elected to the council in 2007, announced her resignation in September to move to Florida and retire.
She is also a Water District 20 commissioner, a member of the state Public Works Trust Fund Board, and a board member with the Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts.
Council members are expected to announce their top candidate to replace Keene on Dec. 6. At the first council meeting in January, they will vote; then the successful nominee will be sworn in and seated.
The new council member will fill the remainder of Keene’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2011.