Application Period Open for Vacant Seat on Oak Ridge City Council


June 21, 2018

The City of Oak Ridge is currently accepting applications to fill a pending vacancy on Oak Ridge City Council that will become effective June 30, 2018. All application materials from interested parties must be on file in the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, to be considered.

Oak Ridge City Council will appoint a member to fill the vacancy at the monthly meeting on Monday, July 9. The person appointed shall serve until the municipal election to be held on November 6, 2018.

Any qualified voter is eligible to serve on City Council if he or she has been a resident of the City for one year preceding the day of appointment and provided that, before taking office, he or she resign any state, county, or other municipal office which is filled by public election or position of employment with the City of Oak Ridge.

There is no formal application document. Interested parties should submit standard resume materials to apply. Resumes should include the applicant’s full name and address, date of birth, affirmation that he or she is a qualified voter, length of residency in Oak Ridge, and a brief biography. City Council also encourages applicants to provide a statement of interest explaining why they wish to serve on the Council and what they envision for the future of Oak Ridge.

Materials may be mailed or hand-delivered to the City Clerk’s Office, Suite 109, in the Municipal Building at 200 South Tulane Avenue. They may also be emailed to CityClerk@oakridgetn.gov. If sending by mail, resumes should be addressed to: The Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council, City of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 1, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0001, Attention: Mary Beth Hickman, City Clerk. Any resumes received after the deadline of 5 p.m. on July 5 will not be considered for purposes of this appointment.

For additional information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (865) 425-3411.