MILL CREEK — Benjamin Briles has been selected to fill the city council seat left open by former Mill Creek Mayor Pam Pruitt.
Briles, a Boeing engineer, took the oath of office last week after the council chose him to succeed Pruitt following her abrupt departure in August, according to a recent news release. He was picked over a dozen other applicants, including former state Rep. Mark Harmsworth and Carmen Fisher and Jon Ramer, who often speak at council meetings.
Briles is the chairman of the city’s Arts and Beautification Board and serves on the Snohomish County Planning Commission and the Mill Creek Boulevard Sub-Area Project Advisory Committee.
His appointment expires at the end of 2021, when Pruitt’s term would have concluded.
The city is accepting applications for another council seat, left empty when Mike Todd was hired as Mill Creek’s new director of public works and developmental services.
To apply, visit cityofmillcreek.com.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 14.
The council will begin interviewing candidates at its Oct. 20 meeting, to be held virtually, starting at 6 p.m.