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File #: 20-1059    Version: 1
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2020 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/22/2020 Final action: 12/22/2020
Title: Approval of Applicants to Interview for the Upcoming Open City Council Seat
Attachments: 1. Applicant Interview Choices by Councilmember, 2. Applications Recommended to Move Forward, 3. Applications not Recommended to Move Forward
Title
Approval of Applicants to Interview for the Upcoming Open City Council Seat

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
A subcommittee of the City Council, consisting of Mayor Cheryl Selby, Councilmember Jim Cooper and Councilmember Dani Madrone, recommends moving to approve interviewing the following applicants for the upcoming open City Council seat; Kento Azegami, Holly Davies, Tracey Carlos, Yen Huynh, Robbi Kesler, Dontae Payne and Maria Siguenza.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve interviewing the following applicants for the upcoming City Council seat vacancy; Kento Azegami, Holly Davies, Tracey Carlos, Yen Huynh, Robbi Kesler, Dontae Payne and Maria Siguenza.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve the following applicants for interviews for the upcoming City Council seat vacancy; Kento Azegami, Holly Davies, Tracey Carlos, Yen Huynh, Robbi Kesler, Dontae Payne and Maria Siguenza.

Staff Contact:
Kellie Purce Braseth, Strategic Communications Director, 360.753.8361
Susan Grisham, Executive Assistant, 360.753.8244

Presenter(s):
Kellie Purce Braseth, Strategic Communications Director

Background and Analysis:
The Olympia City Council accepted applications for the upcoming vacancy of Councilmember Position 2. The position will become open on December 31, 2020, when Mayor Pro Tem Jessica Bateman's resignation becomes effective as she steps down to begin service in the State Legislature. The period to submit an application closed on December 11, 2020.

Along with their applications, the applicants were required to submit a cover letter, proof of voter registration, a City limits map with residence clearly marked and a resume. Due to the overwhelming number of applications received; on December 15, 2020, the City Council agreed to each independently evaluate the applications and put forward the applicants they each are interested in interviewing.

At the December 15 meeting, the Council appointed a subcommittee consisting of Mayor Selby,...

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