The City of Benton is taking applications for an open seat on the City Council. The application deadline is Friday, May 26, 2017.
A Benton City Council position in Ward 2 became available in April, when longtime public servant Charles Cunningham passed away.
I did a video interview with Benton City Attorney Brent Houston shortly after, to discuss options to fill the seat. Council could either hold an election or appoint someone to finish the term. The latter method was chosen.
The job description and other information for interested applicants are below. Click Ward Map image to enlarge.
The City of Benton is currently accepting resumes from citizens who reside in Ward 2 who are interested in serving on the City Council to fill an opening that will expire December 31, 2018. A Ward Map is available on the city website at www.bentonar.org/ward-map.
The position will be filled by a majority vote of the active council members. Compensation is $9,000 per year. Deadline for response is 5 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017. Please submit resume and letter of interest to:
- Human Resources, PO Box 607, Benton, AR 72018-0607
- or hand deliver to 114 S. East Street.