Filling a Vacant Seat on City Council

Release Date: January 22, 2021

The City of Sammamish is providing this information to the public on the process of filling a vacant seat on the Sammamish City Council.


According to RCW 42.12.070, which addresses the filling of non-partisan vacancies, the “remaining members of the governing body shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacant position.”


The remaining six councilmembers of the Sammamish City Council have 90 days from the day of the seat being vacated.


Sammamish City Council position #1 was resigned on January 19, 2021. The Sammamish City Council has until April 19, 2021, to select a new, qualified person to fill the seat.


Any further updates and further refinement of the actual process will be reported here.