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With the resignation of Councilman Nick Steward, a vacancy has been created on the City Council for a representative from Ward 1.
Anyone who seeks to be considered as a candidate for the Ward 1 vacancy should provide, in writing, a statement of interest indicating that they have been a resident of the City of Clarksville for at least one year and that they are registered to vote. Any candidate who wishes to offer additional written documentation supporting their qualifications (such as a resume) may do so but this is not required. The person selected to fill this vacancy must be a resident of Ward 1 at the time of the selection.
Please note that Mr. Steward was elected in 2010, prior to the most recent redistricting. The person chosen to fill the pending vacancy must reside in the former boundaries of Ward 1. Any questions about these boundaries and whether a person’s residence qualifies should be directed to Vickie Koelman, Montgomery County Election Commission, at (931) 648-5707 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, as required by City Code Sec. 1-210, anyone who meets the eligibility requirements will be required to appear before the City Council to present a brief statement and be interviewed. This interview process will be conducted during the City Council’s Regular Session on October 3, 2013. Participation in the interview process is mandatory and any potential candidate who does not appear will not be considered for the Ward 1 vacancy. Within 14 days of the interviews, Mayor McMillan will call a Special Session of the City Council for the purpose of voting. The person receiving a majority vote of the entire City Council will then be sworn in to represent Ward 1.