CRESWELL – City councilor Tammy Schuck announced her resignation on Sept. 18 as she has found employment which conflicts with council responsibilities.
Schuck has joined the executive leadership team for Keller Williams Realty/Xperience Brokerage, which requires her to travel throughout southern Oregon. This necessary travel means Schuck would be consistently missing city council meetings, hence her resignation.
Section 32 of the Creswell city charter dictates how vacancies are filled, which is through an appointment by a majority of the remaining council members.
City manager Michelle Amberg said the first step in filling the vacancy was completed at the Sept. 25 city council work session when mayor Dave Stram announced Schuck’s resignation. The next step is for the council to accept Schuck’s resignation at the Oct. 9 city council meeting.
The vacancy will then be declared and advertised. Applicants must be of voting age, be a qualified elector, cannot be a City employee, and must have resided in Creswell for at least one year. The application window for the vacant city council seat will close once Stram receives an adequate amount of applications. City council will then review applications and interview selected candidates for the position prior to making its decision.
There is no set timeline dictated in the city charter for the rest of the steps to fill this seat.