The Bainbridge Island City Council will be conducting live public interviews next week on the 5 North Ward residents they received applications from.
The position was left open when recently elected and one time Mayor, Kol Medina resigned his seat due to moving to Walla Walla for a new job at the Blue Mountain Foundation.
The 5 applicants come from with varying backgrounds and skill sets. They are:
For the first two weeks the City of Bainbridge Island received only one application, that of co-chair of the Race Equity Task Force, Brenda Fantroy-Johnson. Along with her work on the race equity, Fantroy-Johnson has written a book about her life you can get at Eagle Harbor and works in the information security field.
Last week saw 28 year Bainbridge Island resident Jane Lindley throw her hat into the ring. She brings a wealth of experience on Bainbridge and the environment. You can check out her blog at Low Carbon Girl.
Fast forward to Tuesday morning. Two more names appeared on the City Council's Website. Tyler Benson and Stuart Walton.
Both applicants come to this with a background and focus on business. Benson is a public finance professional, former United States Naval Officer and entrepreneur.
Walton is a veteran business owner and long time Bainbridge Island resident. He was one of the owners of the long time Winslow Way business, Paper Products
And last but certainly not least. On the last day to submit applications we have 2 time City Council candidate and well know North Ward contender Kevin Fetterly. Kevin is a staunch advocate of using data to backup decision making as well as working to eliminate waste in spending.
You can check out his interview on Wake Up Bainbridge here.
And his North Ward debate with recently resigned Kol Medina here.
Stay tuned and stay woke!