Call for Applicants To Complete District 4 Term of Office

Council members met this past Tuesday, March 4th to discuss the options available to fill the District 4 seat that will be available when Council member Larry Westerlund reports for active military duty April 25, 2008. The person selected will complete Westerlund’s term of office (through December 31, 2008) or until his return from duty.

An ad hoc committee was formed to review potential applicants, including Council President Blong Xiong, Council member Larry Westerlund, Fresno Greater Area Chamber member Ruth Evans, John Hudson from Building Trades, and League of Women Voters member Janet Ryan.

Due to the compressed timeframe, the filing period for the appointment process will be limited to two weeks. Completed applications must be received in the Clerk’s Office beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 7th through 5pm on Friday, March 21st. Position information and the application will be available on the homepage of the City website at

Additional questions regarding the position or the process may be directed to Miguel Arias at 621-7810, or by email to

CONTACT: Chief of Staff Miguel Arias (559) 621-7810 Public Affairs Office 621-7777

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