Sunday, October 03, 2010

William (Bill) Updike Appointed to City Council

Bill Updike will be sworn in on Tuesday to the Mount Rainier City Council. Councilman-elect Bill Updike has been an active member of the City since moving here six years ago.

Bill wants to use his community development experience to help market the city as a vibrant place to build and live. He says that his priorities will be focused on development and environmental issues.

Updike was selected by the Mayor and council at the special public meeting held on Tuesday, September 28. Two other candidates were interviewed for the position, Cheryl Fountain and Amy Callner. Both of these candidates were well qualified for the position, unfortunately there was only one seat available.

To keep the Citymoving forward, Bill Updike will be sworn in at the first public meeting of the Mayor and Council on Tuesday, October 5. Bill will remain on the council the remaining eight months of the late Councilmember Alta Morton's term. Mount Rainier will hold its regularly scheduled election the first Monday in May. At that time, three positions will be up for election. Two seats will be up for election in Ward 1, Councilmember-elect Bill Updike because the late Councilmember Morton had two years left on her term, and Councilmember Jimmy Tarlau whose four-year term expires. There will also be one seat up for election in Ward 2. Councilmember Bryan Knedler is currently filling that seat.

1 comment:

  1. The three candidates submitted resumes and cover letters detailing why they were interested in the position. This was a tough decision for the Mayor and Council, but I am proud that we were able to select one candidate for the position avoiding the need to hold two elections in eight months. THANK YOU COUNCIL.