Residents of Twin Falls who are interested in being considered for appointment to an anticipated vacancy on the Twin Falls City Council are encouraged to submit a letter of interest by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Current Councilman Don Hall is running unopposed for Twin Falls County Commissioner and says he plans to resign from the City Council after he is sworn in as commissioner in January 2017.
The anticipated vacancy on the City Council will be filled by appointment made by the mayor with the consent of the council. Applicants must be a qualified voter in the City of Twin Falls at the time of application to be eligible for consideration. The appointee will serve the balance of the term for Seat 6 on the council, which expires in January 2018, but may choose to run for election to the seat in the 2017 general election.
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Letters of interest should be submitted to Leila Sanchez, Deputy City Clerk, at [email protected] or by mail to P.O. Box 1907, Twin Falls, ID 83303. Applicants should state their qualifications and explain their interest in serving on the council. The mayor and council are expected to review applications and make a selection for the appointment by early December.
The Twin Falls City Council released a statement in September that encouraged interested candidates to attend Twin Falls City Council meetings to familiarize themselves with budget, strategic planning, and comprehensive planning processes.
“Members of the community, council, and staff have spent considerable time developing these plans,” said Shawn Barigar, Twin Falls City Mayor. “Our hope is that candidates vying for the council seat will familiarize themselves about critical planning efforts for our city.”