West Richland City Council Position #6 is now vacant and the City is seeking a temporary replacement to fill the seat until the general election in November 2017.  In order continue to serve beyond that date, the individual appointed to this position must be willing to file for election with the Benton County Auditor in 2017 and be elected by the voters of West Richland for the remaining two years of the term ending December 31, 2019.

The City of West Richland operates under a strong Mayor form of government and the City Council is comprised of seven at-large members.  Council Members are part-time, nonpartisan elected officials whose main tasks are adopting and overseeing the City’s annual budget, introducing legislation, setting city policy and giving advice and consent on appointments made by the Mayor to city boards and commissions. The West Richland City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. with occasional special meetings and workshops.  For more information on City Council go to http://www.westrichland.org/governance/city-council/.

Council Members receive compensation of $500 per month, plus a $50 monthly vehicle allowance.

Applicants must be a resident of the City of West Richland for at least one (1) year and be registered voter.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please complete a City Council application and submit it to the City Clerk with a Resume and cover letter (required).   Download an application  using this link – City Council application. The application deadline is 5:00 pm January 27, 2017.

Pursuant to RCW 42.17.240, the person appointed to the vacant Council position must within two weeks of being appointed file with the Public Disclosure Commission (“PDC”) a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (PDC Form F-1); as well as a Supplement page (PDC Form F-1 Supplement), if applicable. More information on all the Public Disclosure Commission requirements is available from the PDC at its toll free number of 1-877-601-2828 or on the PDC’s website at www.pdc.wa.gov. Also required is completion of Open Government Training, which is available online at http://www.atg.wa.gov/open-government-training.

Submit completed application, Resume and cover letter to:

Julie Richardson, City Clerk
City of West Richland
3801 W. Van Giesen Street
West Richland, WA 99353
509-967-3431
julie@westrichland.org