Councilor Jason Snider was elected the next Mayor of Tigard in the November election. As a result, he will vacate his unexpired two-year Council term by a resignation. The City Council has decided to fill the vacancy through an appointment process which is detailed below. Questions? Contact City Recorder Carol Krager.
ROLE OF A TIGARD CITY COUNCILOR
The City of Tigard operates under a City Charter with a Council-Manager form of government, that includes an elected Mayor who presides over Council deliberations. The five-member City Council serves as the legislative branch of the City. The Council is responsible for setting policy, adopting the annual budget, adopting laws, determining the services the City provides and the funding levels for those services, and appointing citizens to its boards and committees.
The duties of a councilor involve an average commitment of 10 to 15 hours a week for preparation, participation, and attendance at various meetings and community activities. The Tigard City Council meets most Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
LENGTH OF THE TERM
The Council vacancy is to fill a partial term which expires December 31, 2020. The vacancy was created with the resignation of the current Council President Jason Snider, who was elected Mayor.
TIMELINE FOR FILLING THE VACANCY
- December 3: Application period opens.
- December 27 at noon: Deadline to submit completed applications to City Recorder Carol Krager at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, or email email@example.com.
- December 27 by 6 p.m.: City staff provides applications to 2019 council members.
- January 2, 2019: Councilors will provide the City Manager with two questions for the January 15 interviews. The City Manager will compile the questions into one interview sheet.
- January 8: At the Council Business Meeting, Council deliberates and identifies three to four finalists.
- January 9 to 14: Mayor and City Manager complete reference checks on the finalists.
- January 15: Council conducts a 45-minute interview with each finalist, including five minutes for follow-up questions on resume and responses to supplemental questions, and ten minutes per council member to ask two questions. Council will also discuss the reference checks completed on each candidate.
- Council will select the final candidate after the interviews and discussion on January 15 or a later Council meeting.
If you are interested in applying for the vacancy you must:
- Be a City of Tigard resident.
- Be a registered voter.
- Complete the Applicant Info form below.
- Submit a resume that includes professional work experience, civic involvement, and volunteer activities.
- Submit written responses to the three supplemental questions listed below
- Provide three references, including a phone number and e-mail address for each reference, who can speak to your abilities to effectively: analyze data, make complex decisions, communicate well in high-stress situations.
Provide (and attach below) responses to the following three questions:
- Describe how you would complement the diversity of thought and perspectives of the 2019 Tigard City Council. Support your responses with specific examples. (max 500 words)
- Most would agree that Measures 5 and 50 (from the 1990s) are causing many unintended consequences in Oregon. From your perspective, what are the current impacts of Measures 5 and 50 on the City of Tigard and other local governments, what actions would you recommend to the state legislature to correct the problems, and what is your rationale for each recommendation? (max 750 words)
- From your perspective, what is the most important issue facing the 2019 Tigard City Council? Why is it the most important and how would you propose the council (and the city overall) address the issue? Please be as specific as possible. (max 500 words)