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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Volunteer to serve on the Salary Commission

The City is looking for volunteers to serve on the Salary Commission to help determine how much members of the City Council should be paid. This is a unique, short-term opportunity to serve the community.

Commissioners will serve for approximately three to four months and, as a group, will determine how often to meet to accomplish the task. The meetings are open to the public and subject to the Open Public Meetings Act.

“Members of this Commission play a crucial role on behalf of the City in assuring appropriate compensation for Council members,” said Human Resources Analyst Eileen McSherry.

City Council salary data was last reviewed in 2009. Beginning this year, a new Salary Commission will be appointed every seven years to perform a salary review. Currently, Council members receive $1,000 per month. The Council member selected to be Mayor receives $1,250 in recognition of additional duties assigned to the position.

A member of the Commission may not include a City employee or official, or an immediate family member of a City employee or official. An "immediate family member" means the parents, spouse, siblings, children, or dependent relatives of a City employee or official.

Members of this Commission will be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council.

Click here to learn more about the Salary Commission and to complete the online application. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27.

If you have questions about the openings, please contact Human Resources Analyst Eileen McSherry at 780-8632 or by email at emcsherry@bainbridgewa.gov.

Interviews will be held in early January.

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