SEQUIM — The Sequim Good Governance League plans virtual Meet the Applicants’ Nights on Tuesday and on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.
The event will be done in the fashion of a Meet the Candidates Night to allow Sequim residents to pose questions to applicants for the Sequim City Council vacancy to replace former Mayor Dennis Smith, said Karen Hogan, Sequim Good Governance League (SGGL) communications lead, in a press release.
Zoom links to the meeting are available on tinyurl.com/1q3dxlck as well as the Sequim Good Governance website at https://www.sequimgoodgovernanceleague.org.
“The Meet the Applicants’ Night, gives our citizens the chance to ask questions, listen to the applicants’ responses, then contact council members to give their input on the appointment,” said Shenna Younger, Sequim Good Governance League (SGGL) founder and member of the executive committee.
“It is especially important now, as this appointment will give the citizens of Sequim a City Council with four of the seven seats appointed, rather than elected. That will be the case for the next nine months or so.”
All applicants will be invited to participate, said Ken Stringer, SGGL executive committee member and the moderator.
The application deadline for the appointment was Friday. The council plans to conduct interviews and perhaps name an appointee on Feb. 22.
The Sequim Good Governance League is reaching out to a wide audience, including the Independent Advisory Association, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Indivisible Sequim, Save Our Sequim, and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to encourage participation, organizers said in a press release.
City Council members are also invited but will not be allowed to ask questions.