Notice of Council Vacancy - Position 1

The City of Washougal is now accepting applications from eligible Washougal residents to fill a vacancy in Position #1 on the City Council. The process will be as follows:


  • Wednesday, March 24 – Applications due by 5:00 pm to the City Clerk.
  • Monday, March 29 – Interviews will take place and appointment may occur at a Special Council meeting at 6:00 pm.

Council Position #1 is designated as Mayor beginning with the November 2021 election cycle. The person appointed to fill the current vacancy for Position #1 does not automatically become the Mayor in late November 2021. If the appointed person wishes to continue serving as a Councilor they will need to file and run for one of the other positions that are part of the 2021 election cycle (Positions #3 and #6 are on the 2021 ballot for new four-year terms, Position #5 is on the ballot for a two-year term to complete the unexpired term). The appointed person could also choose to file and run for Mayor (Position #1), or could choose to only serve until late November 2021, when the person who wins the election for Mayor (Position #1) would take office. 

To be eligible to be appointed to the Washougal City Council, you:

  • Must have continuously resided within the Washougal city limits for a minimum of one year prior to your appointment to the Council, and
  • Must be a registered voter in the City of Washougal. 
  • The application packet can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded from the City website below.


Washougal City Council Application Packet - Position 1 (Click to download) 


Jennifer Forsberg, City Clerk
Washougal City Hall
1701 C Street
Washougal, WA 98671