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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Board of Supervisors Directs Staff to Proceed With Application Process to Fill District 3 Vacancy

District 3 Vacancy

At a Special Session of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Board) on Tuesday, Oct. 24, the Board discussed several proposed procedures for accepting and reviewing applications to fill the upcoming vacancy in District 3.

The seat will become vacant on Jan. 1, 2024 after the retirement of Supervisor Matt Ryan at the end of this year. Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) provide limited qualifications for applicants. In this case, the applicant must reside full-time at a physical address within the current District 3 boundary. Furthermore, the applicant must be registered with the Democratic Political Party, as ARS mandates the position be filled by a member of the same political party as the incumbent. Supervisor Ryan was elected to the position in 2020 as a Democrat. 

After a presentation from County staff detailing the options available to the Board given the short amount of time available to make an appointment, the Board members present directed staff to complete the following:

  1. The application process will open on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at 8 a.m. and applications will be received through Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 at 8 a.m. 
  2. An online application portal will allow those interested to check their qualifications and residency, upload a Letter of Interest and Resume, and upload any endorsements or supplemental information for the Board to review.
  3. Provide a public comment portal available on the County website after Nov. 15 where members of the public can review the finalists and submit comments to the Board. 

The Board will then convene for further discussion regarding the review process at their Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.


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