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Council chooses Benjamin Briles for Position 3

One dozen other candidates considered


Last updated 10/2/2020 at 5:33pm

The City of Mill Creek City Council appointed Benjamin Briles to fill the vacant Council Position 3. The appointment will last through certification of the general election in November 2021. Benjamin Briles took oath of office at the City’s special council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“I love the festivals, parades, and ceremonies we hold in our city and how they foster a sense of community and drive community engagement,” Briles said. “I greatly enjoy the beautiful trails and parks we have, and how we place so much importance on our shared outside spaces.”

Briles is an eight-year resident of Mill Creek. Since moving to Mill Creek, he has been civically engaged, including serving two terms on the Arts and Beautification Board and is currently the Chair. Briles is passionate about helping the City develop with future planning through his involvement with the Mill Creek Boulevard Sub-Area Project Advisory Committee. He holds a degree in in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, with graduate work performed in physics, math, and statistics at University of Houston. He is currently employed by Mechanical Design Engineer at the Boeing Company.

Briles will hold the Council seat until results of the next election are certified in November 2021. Thirteen individuals submitted applications for appointment to the Council seat vacated by Pam Pruitt, who resigned from her position in August.

Other applicants were as follows:

* Mark Harmsworth

* David Padineant

* Tannis Golebiewski

* Melissa Duque

* Carmen Fisher

* Sean Paddock

* Adam Morgan

* Lynn Sordel

* Jon Ramer

* Sid Siegel

* Mark Johnson

* Michael Kidd

The City Council will conduct another search for Council Position 6 at the Oct. 20 City Council Regular Meeting via virtual format.


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