Want to Serve on Houghton Community Council?

Applications are being accepted until Sept. 10 to fill a seat vacated by a resignation.

Editor’s note: This information was provided by the city of Kirkland.

The Houghton Community Council is accepting applications for an appointment to Position 7, which was vacated in July by Georgine Foster. The term of Position 7 ends on certification of the 2013 general election. Completed applications must be submitted to the City Clerk prior to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, and are available on the City’s website at www.kirklandwa.gov, at the City Hall information Desk, 123 Fifth Avenue, or by calling (425) 587-3190. To be eligible to apply, you must: 

  • Reside within the territorial boundaries of the former Town of Houghton as of the date of its consolidation with the City of Kirkland (August 1968);
  • Be a registered King County voter; and
  • Be required to file the elected office holders’ annual public disclosure form with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled the evening of Sept. 24, 2012. Appointment to this vacancy will be made by the Houghton Community Council. The appointment will expire upon certification of the 2013 General Election. 

The Houghton Community Council is the elected council for the Houghton Community Municipal Corporation. The Community Municipal Corporation was created pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 35.14 RCW. Information about the Council’s jurisdiction, powers and authority can be found in Kirkland Municipal Code (KMC) Chapter 2.12. The KMC can be viewed online at www.kirklandwa.gov (Search: Municipal Code). Houghton Community Council meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m., unless otherwise scheduled.

For information regarding the recruitment process, contact Kathi Anderson, Kirkland City Clerk, at (425) 597-3197.  For questions and information regarding the role of a Houghton Community Councilmember, please call Council Chair Rick Whitney at (425) 827-2680.


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