Henderson City Council to Accept Applications for Vacant Ward 2 Seat
Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson will accept applications next week to fill the vacant Ward 2 city council seat through an appointment by the Mayor and members of the Henderson City Council. Deadline to Apply is 5 p.m. May 25, 2017 and must be Done in Person
Applications will be accepted at the City Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22 through May 25. Applications are available online at ciytofhenderson.com or at the City Clerk’s office; however, the completed forms must be returned in person and a residency affidavit must be signed.
Eligible applicants must have been a Henderson resident for 12 months prior to the end of the filing period and have lived in Ward 2 for at least 30 days prior to May 25. Applicants must also be registered voters.
The vacancy was created when Councilwoman Debra March was elected the new Mayor of Henderson in April following the city’s primary election. The person selected will fill the remainder of Councilwoman March’s term, which ends in June 2019.
Mayor Hafen and the City Council voted at the May 16 council meeting to fill the seat by appointment through an application process. This process will cost the city $165, which will cover the cost of publishing a legal notice. The council also had the option of a direct appointment, which would have had no associated costs, or a special election, which could have cost the city as much as $500,000.
The City Council must fill the vacancy within 60 days of Councilwoman March’s swearing-in as Mayor which is scheduled to take place on June 20. Mayor Hafen and City Council members will review each application and submit two names for consideration directly to the City Clerk. A special City Council meeting to discuss the nominations will be held on June 15, where finalists will provide a three-minute statement to the City Council. An appointment will be made at the regular City Council meeting on June 20.
For more information or to view the interest packet, please visit cityofhenderson.com or call the City Clerk’s Office at 702-267-1414.