Applications Accepted for Ward 3 Position

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Applications Accepted for Ward 3 Position

Shawnee, Oklahoma, October 17, 2023 – The City of Shawnee, Oklahoma is excited to announce an opportunity for civic-minded residents to serve their community. A vacancy on the City Commission for Ward 3 is now open for appointment.

Applications can be downloaded here, or obtained from the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, 16 West 9th Street, Shawnee. Completed applications should be mailed or emailed to the City Clerk’s Office and will be accepted through 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2023.

Qualified electors interested in serving as a City Commissioner for Ward 3 must be at least 25 years of age. The appointed candidate will serve out the remainder of the term through June 2024. At that time, the Ward 3 position will be subject to a general election.

Elected officials play a vital role as policy makers in Shawnee’s council-manager form of government. As policy makers, the Mayor and City Commissioners are responsible for enacting laws, ordinances, and budgets that govern our municipality. The day-to-day operations of our City are then managed by a professional city manager, who is responsible for executing the policies set by the City Commission.

The City of Shawnee encourages all eligible candidates to apply for the vacant Ward 3 City Commissioner position. The current vacancy presents an opportunity for dedicated residents to actively participate in the governance and decision-making processes that shape our City’s future.  

All applications will be considered during the City Commission meeting on November 20, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.  Each member of the City Commission will receive a copy of each application. Each applicant will be given the opportunity to address the City Commission and may be interviewed at a City Commission meeting on or before Monday, November 20, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.  The City Commission will consider the appointment of a person to fill the vacancy during the City Commission meeting on Monday, November 20, 2023, or have the option to defer appointment to a subsequent meeting.

Let's work together to invest in the future of our vibrant community. Join us in making Shawnee a better place for all!
For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (405) 878-1609.