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Marion City Council will fill vacancy with appointment
Candidate applications due March 30
MARION — The Marion City Council will appoint a local resident to fill the vacancy created by Council member Colette Atkins’ resignation.
The council voted Thursday to approve a recommendation from city staff to fill the vacancy through appointment, rather than a special election.
Atkins, who has served on the Marion City Council since October 2018, announced her resignation last week. It is effective March 31.
To be eligible for consideration for appointment, candidates must be registered voters of the City of Marion and residents of Ward 1, which covers the southwest quadrant of the city.
Eligible residents must submit a resume and a letter of application that expresses their desire to be considered for appointment. Documents should be addressed to the city council, in care of the city clerk, at Marion City Hall, 1225 Sixth Ave., Marion, Iowa, 52302. They can also be emailed to email@example.com.
Applications must be received by the city clerk by noon on Thursday, March 30. The council is expected to appoint a person to the post at its meeting on Thursday, April 6. The successful candidate will be sworn into office that day.
The council position will be on the November 2023 ballot. The appointed city council member will serve until Dec. 31, 2023.
According to Iowa Code, Marion voters have the right to file a petition for a special election.
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