Application window opens to replace Magill on Council

The City of Charlottesville has moved quickly to open up the process to replace the vacancy that will open on City Council when Sena Magill resigns next week. Magill announced she would be stepping down on Tuesday. 

The application asks for basic information and then asks five questions.

  • How long have you resided in the City of Charlottesville?  
  • Have you ever been elected or appointed as an Officer or Commissioner for the City of Charlottesville?
  • Please indicate why you are interested in serving on City Council. 
  • Please indicate your areas of experience and knowledge that you see as important for consideration of your application for appointment. 
  • Please list any relevant leadership skills or educational training. 
The top half of the application to be the appointed member of City Council (download the paper form) (fill out form online)

Applications will be taken through January 30. A printable form can be found here. A public hearing will be scheduled in February and Council has until 45 days after the resignation is effective to make a selection. Otherwise it goes to the Circuit Court. 

Would you consider running? Who do you think should run? These are the kinds of conversations that are worth having now both for this temporary seat and for the general election that will take place later this year. The seats held by Lloyd Snook and Michael Payne are also up for election this year.

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