Seeking Applicants for City Council Vacancy

The City Council is accepting applications from residents interested in appointment to a vacant position. To be eligible for the position, an applicant must be registered to vote in King County and a resident of Tukwila for at least one year prior to the date of appointment. Learn more about this role by clicking the Position Description.

Tukwila City Council Position No. 3 will be open as of January 1, 2024, and the remaining six Councilmembers will appoint the most qualified individual to complete the remaining two years of the term. The position will be up for election in November 2025. The term of office will be from the date of appointment through the certification date of the November 2025 General Election.

Click here:  Application for Vacancy by Appointment – Tukwila City Council Position #3

To be considered for Tukwila City Council Position No. 3, applications must be fully completed, signed and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023. Applications may be typed or neatly handwritten. In addition to a completed application, please submit a letter of interest (cover letter) for the position. Current resumes may also be included but will not serve as an alternative to a completed application.

Signed applications can be submitted as follows:

BY MAIL Laurel Humphrey, Legislative Analyst
Tukwila City Council
6200 Southcenter Boulevard
Tukwila, WA 98188
IN PERSON Mon-Wed-Thu 8:30-5:00 p.m.

Attn: Laurel Humphrey
6200 Southcenter Boulevard
Tukwila WA, 98188

All other days/times

Drop box at City Hall front door
6200 Southcenter Boulevard
Tukwila, WA 98188


For further information, to request copies of application materials, or request assistance with language translation or other unique needs, please call 206-491-2297 or email

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Qualified applicants who have completed the application in full will be invited to an interview, which will take place at a Special Meeting to be held on the evening of Monday, January 8, in the Council Chamber.  Additional meetings will be scheduled if there is a high number of qualified applicants.

Interviews will be limited to 30 minutes each, including 5 minutes at the beginning of the interview to provide a brief introduction and overview of qualifications. The remaining 25 minutes will be designated for a predetermined set of questions, which will be provided in advance.

Candidates are asked not to sit in the Council Chamber while other candidates are being interviewed prior to their turn; however, once interviewed, a candidate may remain.



Upon completion of the interviews, Councilmembers may convene into Executive Session to discuss the qualifications of the candidates. No decisions may be made in Executive Session. Upon conclusion of the Executive Session, the Council will reconvene into a Special Meeting in which the Mayor will call for nominations. At this time deliberation can occur, followed by a roll-call vote if the Council is ready to proceed.



Persons appointed to fill a vacant elective office must file a financial affairs statement with the Public Disclosure Commission detailing certain financial information about themselves, their spouse and any dependent children which then becomes public information for anyone to access. More information can be obtained from the Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908 or by calling 1-877-601-2828. This is a state requirement of all appointed and elected officials. Additionally, annual financial reports are required of all city officials.

All materials related to the appointment process are considered public records, including but not limited to applications and all written and electronic correspondence.