Update on City Commission Interviews
The City Commission will be interviewing nine applicants on December 14th. Vicki Armour and Amy Kolden have withdrawn their names.
Interviews will be conducted so that the City Commission as a whole will interview each candidate individually on December 14, 2022 at 7 p.m.
City Commission Applicants for Commissioner Walter Seat
The City of Traverse City has received 11 applicants for the remainder of Commissioner Ashlea Walter’s term through November 13, 2023.
Walter, who has served as a City Commissioner since 2019, was recently elected to the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners to represent District 3 at the November 8, 2022 General Election. She has submitted her formal resignation and will continue serving on the City Commission through December 31, 2022. Walter will assume her seat on the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners on January 1, 2023.
“We are pleased about the enthusiastic response to the city’s call for folks to step forward and serve in this important and impactful role! Eleven individuals applied and we thank them all for their willingness to step up and serve our community,” stated City Clerk Benjamin Marentette.
Those seeking interest were invited to submit a letter of interest, and resume, to the City Clerk, with such to be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Individuals were required to be a resident of the City of Traverse City, be a registered voter for at least 30 continuous days prior to the appointment, and not be in default to the City. The applicants are as follows:
- Vicki Armour
- Gretchen Carr
- Kenneth Funk
- Gary Howe
- Caroline Kennedy
- Linda Koebert
- Amy Kolden
- Jason Lawrence
- Brian McGillivary
- Merek Roman
- Barb Willing
Interviews will be conducted so that the City Commission as a whole will interview each candidate individually on December 14, 2022 at 7 p.m. Interviews will be open to the public, televised, and streamed through the City’s current methods used for City Commission meetings. Interviews will begin with allowing candidates up to three minutes to make an opening statement. Candidates will be interviewed individually, and will participate in a randomly selected order, with each member of the Commission posing question(s). (Questions will not be provided in advance.)