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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Council seeking applicants to fill vacancy


Bainbridge Island residents interested in serving on the City Council have until 4 p.m. Friday, April 17 to apply to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Councilmember Matthew Tirman who held Position No. 3 in the south ward. 

Residents interested in applying for the Council vacancy must have lived in the City of Bainbridge Island for at least one year as of March 17, 2020, must currently live in the south ward, and be registered to vote. Click here to view the ward map on the City’s website to confirm your residence is in the south ward.  

Application forms are available at City Hall, located at 280 Madison Avenue North, or on the City’s website.

The term of the vacated position will begin once a candidate is appointed by a majority vote of the Council and will expire after the results of the November 2021 general election are certified.

The timeline for filling the Council vacancy is as follows:

  • Friday, April 17
    • Applications are due to City Clerk by 4:00 p.m.
  • To be determined (due to the COVID-19 outbreak)
    • Candidate interviews at City Council meeting(s); City Council makes appointment.  

The City of Bainbridge Island operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The seven-member City Council serves as the legislative body of the City. The Council is responsible for setting policy, adopting the annual budget, adopting laws, determining the services the City provides and the funding levels for those services, and appointing people to its advisory boards and commissions.

For more information on the Council vacancy, please contact City Clerk Christine Brown at 206.780.8618 or


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