The Tumwater City Council will interview six applicants Saturday who are interested in filling a seat vacated with the retirement of council member Judith Hoefling in December.
The chosen applicant will serve until the November election.
Council members will interview each candidate starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Tumwater Fire Department training room off Israel Road.
The applicants by order of interview include:
• Kyle Lucas: A 15-year resident of Tumwater who served as a member of the city’s public safety committee. Lucas is an independent government affairs consultant and freelance writer who formerly served as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs and sees the city’s top three priorities as ensuring a strong economy for businesses, the environment and public safety.
• Debbie Sullivan: A 16-year resident of Tumwater who has served 10 years as a member of the Tumwater Planning Commission. Sullivan is an energy project analyst with the Washington State University Extension Energy Program in Olympia and sees the city’s top three priorities as economic development, fiscal responsibility and public safety.
• Kim Goodman: A 34-year resident of Tumwater who is an active parent with the Tumwater School District, her children’s sports and church. Goodman is the administrative services director for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs and sees the city’s top three priorities as traffic, redevelopment of the Tumwater Brewery property and public safety.
• Ryan Nabors: A four-year resident of Tumwater who has represented the city on the Human Service Review Council and appointed by former Gov. Chris Gregoire to two state committees. Nabors is the veteran estate manager for Disabled Veterans of America and sees the city’s top three priorities as having the city named one of the best places to live, expand the Tumwater Farmer’s Market and focus on economic prosperity.
• M. John Way: A six-year resident of Tumwater who serves as a board member with the Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce. Way is an attorney with Worth Law Group, P.S., in Olympia and sees the city’s top three priorities as sustainable economic development, transparency and communication with citizens and revitalization of the Brewery District and Capitol Boulevard.
• Rita Robison: An 18-year resident of Tumwater who has been involved in the League of Women Voters, Thurston County Board of Adjustment and Thurston County Planning Commission. Robison is a consumer blogger with a background working with the state Department of Commerce in Olympia who sees the city’s top three priorities as transportation, redevelopment of the brewery and revitalization of Capitol Boulevard.Chelsea Krotzer: 360-754-5476 email@example.com theolympian.com/thisjustin @chelseakrotzer