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Applications now closed for City Council vacancy following De Cambra resignation

Applications now closed for City Council vacancy following De Cambra resignation

Mayor Pro Tem Maria De Cambra submitted a letter of resignation on Dec. 3, which creates a vacancy on Westminster City Council.

Per Section 5.7(a) of the Westminster City Charter, the City Council now has 30 days (until Jan. 2, 2019) to fill the vacancy. 

The process will include soliciting applications from qualified and interested applicants and appointing one of them to fill the unexpired term, which ends in November 2019.

Applications are now closed.

Public interviews with each candidate and City Council will take place on Thursday, Dec. 13, Friday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 16.

The new councillor will be selected by the current City Council and sworn in on Monday, Dec. 17, which is the last regular City Council meeting in 2018 and before the Jan. 2, 2019, deadline.

A new mayor pro tem will be appointed by City Council during the regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 10.

De Cambra resigned on Dec. 3 to begin work on the Polis transition team. She has been named director of Communications and Community Engagement for the new administration.

“Maria De Cambra has been a remarkable City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem,” said City Manager Don Tripp. “She has led and governed with a City Council that has achieved much during her term. They have embodied our vision to be the ‘Next Urban Center of the Colorado Front Range.’ Success brings opportunities to the leaders and consequently Maria has this amazing opportunity to work in the office of Governor-elect Polis as Director of Communications and Community Outreach. She has been an inspiration to work for, and on behalf of the entire Westminster staff, we will miss her and look forward to working with her in the new administration.”

The De Cambra vacancy will be filled before the process begins to fill two additional vacancies for Councillors Shannon Bird and Emma Pinter. They are resigning in January 2019, following their election to other offices in November. Learn more here.

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