Following certification of the November 2022 General Election, the Richland City Council is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Richland City Council. Position No. 7, currently held by Michael Alvarez, is expected to be officially vacated on January 3, 2023.
The candidate appointed by City Council will serve in Position No. 7 until the person elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term takes office after the November 2023 General Election (approximately one year).
The election/appointment and service of councilmembers on the Richland City Council is governed by the Richland City Charter.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a registered elector (voter). Applicants must be a resident of the City of Richland for a continuous period of at least two years prior to their election or appointment. Applicants cannot hold another public office except in the National Guard, organized reserves, or as a Notary Public. In addition, candidates must be a citizen of the United States and cannot be employed by the City of Richland.
Interested individuals may submit a completed application and resume to the City Clerk’s Office through the City’s website beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2022, through Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Late submittals will not be accepted. More details are available on the City’s website at ci.richland.wa.us or by calling the City Clerk at 509-942-7389.
Richland City Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Richland City Hall, 625 Swift Boulevard. Workshops are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All meetings are televised.
Interviews will be scheduled after the review of completed applications and resumes. Applications are available at www.ci.richland.wa.us/councilvacancy.
The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, presence of disability, or any other protected class status.
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