At a special meeting on October 4, 2018, the Ridgefield City Council appointed Jennifer Lindsay to fill a vacant seat on the Council. The position was vacant due to John Main’s resignation; who plans to relocate to Idaho to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
Lindsay holds a B.A. in Political Science from Portland State University, has more than 10 years of experience working with schools and local government, and has demonstrated her leadership skills on the City’s Planning Commission for the last two years. In her nine years as a resident of Ridgefield she has dedicated much of her time to volunteering with service groups such as Ridgefield Lions, the 4th of July Committee and the Booster Club. Lindsay knows the value of collaboration and problem solving for the benefit of the community and is looking forward to “serving the people of this community in a more impactful manner.” She is interested in keeping the rural feel surrounding our town as the City grows, a trail system network that creates a draw to the region and maintaining the historical, small town atmosphere of downtown.
The Council appointment was made following a rigorous selection process that required interested candidates to complete an application packet, respond to six written questions and interview with all six Councilmembers in a public meeting. At the end of the process Mayor Stose admitted that it was a very difficult decision to select one person for the Council position because all of the candidates were superior. However, “Jennifer Lindsay’s experience on the Planning Commission, community involvement and exceptional energy made her an exceptional choice. The Council is excited about what she will bring to Ridgefield.”
Lindsay will be take an oath of office at the next scheduled City Council meeting on October 11, 2018 at 6:30PM. She will be required to sit for election in 2019 to retain her position.