FROM THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT ALEC ISAACSON (Update 01-18-2022)
When Councilmember Justin Berns was elected Mayor, it created an empty seat on City Council. When that happens, it’s Council’s responsibility to appoint someone to the empty seat. We started that process, at the end of December, by advertising for candidates. The deadline to apply was last Friday.
We have received 16 applications, which is a very nice response and it shows how much our residents care about our city. Our next step will be to interview each of the candidates and then to make the appointment. The City’s charter requires that we get that done before February 14th.
It takes courage to put yourself out there like these 15 applicants did, and being on council isn’t easy, but it’s a very rewarding experience. We’re looking forward to hearing from each applicant and choosing our newest council colleague.
NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY ON BEACHWOOD CITY COUNCIL (Original Message)
Due to the results of the November 2, 2021 General Election, Councilman Justin Berns will be sworn-in as Mayor of the City of Beachwood effective January 1, 2022. As a result, a vacancy will be created on the Beachwood City Council. Pursuant to Article III, Section 3 of the Charter of the City of Beachwood, Council has forty-five days to fill the vacancy. Council will accept resumes from residents interested in being considered. Applicants should send a resume to the Clerk of Council, 25325 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122, by 4:30 P.M. on January 14, 2022. All applicants must be qualified electors and have been residents of the City of Beachwood for one year prior to the appointment.
Additional information regarding the City of Beachwood government is available online.