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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Mayor Seeks Applications for Vacant Council Seat


Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad is officially starting his search to fill an empty seat on the City Council.

The vacancy was created when Councilman Craig Cooper officially resigned his post with the City upon his swearing in as a Bannock County Commissioner Monday, May 9. Because Cooper resigned midterm, Mayor Blad is tasked with appointing a successor with confirmation by the City Council.

Applications from interested individuals must be received by Monday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Those interested in the post must be a registered voter of the city of Pocatello and at least 18 years of age. Applicants are asked to only submit the following items:

1. A resume no more than two pages in length; and
2. answers to all three of the following questions with each answer limited to 150 words:
a. Why are you interested in serving as a City Council Member?
b. In your opinion, what is the major issue facing Pocatello?
c. How would you address the issue you just described?

Applications can be submitted via email at or hand-delivered to the Mayor’s Office in City Hall, 911 N 7th Avenue. Unsolicited references or letters of reference will not be accepted.

A list of Council Member expectations is also included below:

Serving the community is a rewarding job, but one that is very busy! We have provided a breakdown of regularly scheduled and special meetings you will be expected to attend, as well as events that occur throughout the year. You will have many opportunities to serve the citizens of Pocatello in different ways.

Regular Council meetings
Regular Council meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall. A 5:30 p.m. Clarification meeting (held directly before the Regular Council meeting) gives staff an opportunity to review the agenda with Council members.

Council Study Sessions
Study Sessions are held the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in City Hall. These meetings usually adjourn before noon.

Special meetings
Special meetings are held so the Mayor and Council may work with City staff to balance the budget through Budget meetings and Service Level Reporting. These special meetings usually begin at 9:00 a.m. and may not adjourn until 3:00 p.m. They are typically held in March, April, May, and June but could extend into July.

Executive sessions are held as needed. We strive to schedule these types of meetings on Thursdays to coincide with other Council meetings; however this may not always be possible.

Participate as a Council liaison on various Advisory Boards that meet monthly.

Speaking Engagements
You will also have the opportunity to represent the City at special events such as: parades, business openings, proclamation readings, and multiple other community events!

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