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Gig Harbor Seeks to Fill Vacant Council Position

Gig Harbor, Wash. – December 2nd, 2013 – The Gig Harbor city council is accepting applications and letters of interest for a council vacancy created by the resignation of Mayor-Elect Jill Guernsey on December 31, 2013. Applications for appointment to City Council Position (# 4) will be available on December 2nd at City of Gig Harbor, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor WA 98335; on the city’s website at, or by calling 253-851-8136. Completed applications must be submitted to the city clerk no later than 3:00 p.m. on January 8, 2014.

All applicants must complete an application and submit a letter of interest to be considered for the vacant position. Interviews with interested applicants are tentatively scheduled for the city council meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014. If a selection is made, the appointment to office would be effective at the next regular meeting on Monday, January 27, 2014.

An eligible applicant must be a registered voter in Gig Harbor at the time of application and have resided within Gig Harbor city limits for at least one year. The replacement will serve until the position is filled by the election in November, 2014.

The city council meets regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. City council members often have committee meetings and other time obligations in addition to the city council meetings. Gig Harbor council members typically spend 15-20 hours weekly fulfilling the duties of office and are compensated $600 a month; no benefits are included.

To request additional information, please contact Molly Towslee, City Clerk, at 253-853-7613 or by email at

Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City.