The City Councilor for Ward 8 resigned this June, opening the position to be filled in the regular election on November 2, 2021. This means that residents of Ward 8 (Northwest Corvallis) now have the opportunity to be involved in decisions that affect their area, either by joining the council or electing someone who represents their interests.
Corvallis City Councilors serve two-year terms as volunteers. They help legislate City policies, vote in land use cases, and represent the roughly 5,000 people in their Ward.
To qualify, prospective candidates have to be registered voters of Corvallis, and reside in Ward 8 when they file their nomination petition with the City Recorder. Additionally, they must have lived in Corvallis for at least one year prior to the November 2, 2021, election.
The deadline to file a prospective petition with the City Recorder is 5 p.m. on August 2. This is the first step to getting on the ballot and needs to happen prior to gathering signatures. The last day to file a completed petition is before 5 p.m. on August 6.
The candidate voted into the Council in the November election will finish the current term that ends on December 31, 2022.