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Camas to begin search to fill mayoral position

By , Columbian county government and small cities reporter

The city of Camas will soon begin the process of filling its open mayoral position.

Former Mayor Barry McDonnell announced Tuesday he was resigning immediately to spend more time with his family. The city will appoint a replacement to serve through the November general election process.

On Friday, the city said that, in the coming weeks, it will begin accepting applications. Once the process officially begins, applications will be accepted for at least a three-week period. Applicants will be interviewed at a special meeting of the city council.

Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Burton plans to appoint an ad hoc committee consisting of two council members and City Administrator Jamal Fox to implement the procedures.

If the city council cannot fill the vacancy within 90 days of McDonnell’s departure, the Clark County Council will select a replacement.

Columbian county government and small cities reporter

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