Royal Oak Tribune

City seeking council member to fill vacancy

- By Anne Runkle arunkle@medianewsg­ @annerunkle­1 on Twitter

The city of Farmington Hills is seeking a new City Council member.

The opening occurred due to the resignatio­n of council member Samantha Steckloff, who was elected in November to serve in the Michigan House.

The new council member will serve Steckloff’s unexpired term, ending in November 2021. When the next local election takes place, the new member may choose to run for a full term. Residents interested in applying for the council position must be duly registered electors of the city. Candidates must submit a resume or short biography and a letter of interest by Jan. 7 for review by the mayor and council.

Candidates are also requested to complete a short questionna­ire on the city’s website at Cur rent- Programs-Initiative­s.aspx.

All informatio­n should be mailed to: City Manager’s Office, 31555 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 or emailed to cmo@

Following a review of all submission­s, each candidate will be invited to attend a formal interview with City Council on Jan. 23. All applicants are encouraged to attend upcoming City Council meetings and the annual goals session from 9 a.m.-noon on Jan. 16. It will likely be held electronic­ally. Instructio­ns on how to participat­e in remote meetings are available at Government/Agendas-Minutes.aspx or via the main page of the city’s website at

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