It was announced at tonight’s City Council meeting that Mayor Bill McKay had resigned from City Council effective, November 7. The full content of his resignation letter is as follows:
November 7, 2023
Mr. McKay was elected to the Council At Large Position 4 (all Wards) in 2018 and was elected as Mayor in 2022.
The Mayor Pro Tem is the administrative lead for the Council in the absence of the mayor. The first council meeting in January would be the normal timeframe for Council to select the next two-year term for both the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem positions.
In order to fill the now open Council vacancy until an election is held, notice of the vacancy and the procedures for applying for the position will be forthcoming.
The City of Kennewick has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council as the chief executive officer of the City and is responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all City business. The Council is comprised of seven Council members, one of whom is appointed by its members to serve as Mayor for two years. Though Chair of the Council and the presiding member at weekly Council meetings, the Mayor has an equal vote with other Council members. Council members are elected by the citizens of Kennewick to serve a four-year term. Council members are part-time elected officials who exercise the legislative power of the City and determine matters of policy.
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