Now Accepting Applications for Sammamish City Council Vacancies

Release Date: June 15, 2022

The City of Sammamish is seeking applicants to fill two vacant positions on the Sammamish City Council. These temporary appointments will expire upon certification of the November 2023 General Election. Interested residents must apply by 5:00 p.m. on June 29, 2022. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted. Please click here to access the application.

General Information

The Sammamish City Council is elected at large by the community to represent their interests. The Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Deputy Mayor. It also appoints members to Advisory Boards, which advise the Council on various matters.

The City Council appoints a city manager to act as the chief executive officer of the city. The City Council sets policy for the governance of the City and relies on the city manager to implement the Council's established policies and regulations. Regular council meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, with a study session on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

Significant time must be set aside for reading and researching as well as for Council meetings, study sessions, and other meetings. The personal rewards for serving on the Council can be fulfilling, and you will receive a modest salary (the annual salary is $15,839.52).

Minimum Requirements

To be eligible for a City Council seat, you must be a registered voter of the city at the time of submitting your application and have been a resident of the city for at least one year.

Appointment Process

To be considered for the Council position, please submit an application packet including a letter of interest detailing your interest in being a Sammamish Councilmember.  You may include discussion of any civic or other experience. 

During the City Council meeting on July 5, 2022, the Council will review applications and consider inviting selected candidates to return for public interviews. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place during the Council's meeting on July 12, 2022. Please note this schedule is subject to change.   

Deadline

Completed application packets must be received by the City of Sammamish by 5:00 p.m. on June 29, 2022. No applications will be accepted after this date and time.

For more information, contact Lita Hachey, City Clerk, at 425-295-0512 or LHachey@sammamish.us

Apply 

Please click here to access the application.