Ridgefield City Council appointed Clyde Burkle to Position 2, filling the vacancy created by Council resignation.
Position 2 was vacated earlier this year when Council Member Rachel Coker resigned her position.
Applications for appointment opened on Friday, April 28 and closed on Friday, May 5. After reviewing applications and selecting finalists, at their meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2023 the City Council conducted final interviews and appointed Clyde Burkle to Position 2. He subsequently took the Oath of Office and attended the regular Council meeting. Position 2 is scheduled to be voted on by Ridgefield residents during the November 7, 2023 election. Burkle will fill Position 2 until the election is certified, November 28, 2023.
Clyde Burkle has lived in Ridgefield for 19 years. Burkle has served on the Civil Service Commission, Salary Commission, and Budget Review Board. He is a member of the Ridgefield Lions Club and helped found the Ridgefield Food Project (Green Bag Project). Burkle was also recently a finalist for the inaugural Make A Difference Award. His favorite place to spend time is Downtown Ridgefield, and he enjoys walking the waterfront trail to the Refuge, then back to Downtown along Main Ave. Prior to moving to Ridgefield, Burkle spent 42 years in management with the Kmart Corporation.
Welcome to City Council Clyde!
Audio recordings of Council interviews and appointment will be available on the City website: https://ridgefieldwa.us/government/city-council-meeting-audio-files/.