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December 23, 2011 > City Council seeks applicants to fill vacancy

City Council seeks applicants to fill vacancy

Submitted By Newark City Clerk Sheila Harrington

The Newark City Council is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy caused by the election of Council Member Nagy to the position of Mayor. The appointee will fill the unexpired City Council Member term which will end in November 2013.

Official application forms are available on the City's website at or by contacting the City Clerk's office at 37101 Newark Boulevard, 5th floor, (510) 578-4266, Obtaining the application from the city website is highly encouraged since City Hall offices will be closed from December 23, 2011 through January 2, 2012.

Applicants must provide a typewritten statement of no more than 200 words per numbered category addressing the following: (1) why you want to be appointed to the Newark City Council; (2) your familiarity with City of Newark's organization and projects; (3) prior governmental, political, occupational, community service, or volunteer experience; (4) applicable education; and (5) your view of the City's budgetary priorities.

Applicants must be a Newark resident and a registered voter at the time the application is filed.

Original applications must be signed by the applicant and received in the City Clerk's Office before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012.

A special meeting to interview City Council candidates will be held Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Newark City Hall.

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