Want to serve on Mill Creek City Council? There’s an opening

Mark Bond, who served on the council for 18 years, left in June. Those wishing to succeed him have until Aug. 19 to apply.

Mark Bond

Mark Bond

MILL CREEK — A longtime City Council member has resigned and the process of replacing him is under way.

Mark Bond, who had served on council since 2004, stepped down last month. He’s moved to Sultan where he now works for the city in planning.

Bond, a former Mill Creek police officer, won his first four-year term in 2003. He was re-elected four times, most recently in 2019. That year he ran unopposed.

Several major undertakings came to fruition in his tenure including Mill Creek Town Center, East Gateway Urban Village, Mill Creek Senior Center and Veteran’s Monument at Library Park.

In a proclamation, his council colleagues cited his passion for youth activities as critical in development of the Mill Creek Sports Park and city recreation programs, and establishment of several neighborhood parks.

The City Council will appoint a person to fill the Position 7 vacancy. That person will serve through certification of the November 2023 election.

To be considered, a person must have lived in Mill Creek for at least one year prior to applying and be registered to vote within city limits.

Applicants must provide a statement explaining why they are interested and answer a handful of questions. Application information can be found on the city’s website or obtained by sending an email to cityclerk@millcreekwa.gov.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 19. The council is slated to interview applicants Sept. 6. Depending on the number of applicants, additional interviews may be conducted.

Jerry Cornfield: 360-352-8623; jcornfield@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @dospueblos.

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