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Council President Burgess’ statement on the public service of Councilmember Clark

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/2/2015

Council President Burgess’ statement on the public service of Councilmember Clark

SEATTLE – Councilmember Sally J. Clark announced this morning that she will step down from her position on the City Council effective 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, to take on a new challenge at the University of Washington. Her formal notice to Council President Tim Burgess is available here.

Burgess issued the following statement in response:

“Councilmember Clark has been a dedicated, hard-working public official for the people of Seattle. I deeply appreciate her thoughtful approach to policy development, disarming leadership style, and sharp wit. She tackled projects of incredible complexity with patience, diligence, and grace. She is a trustworthy colleague and a good friend. Sally will be missed at City Hall.”

Burgess will release information about the process and timeline for filling the upcoming vacancy in Council Position 9 later today.

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