LACEY: Public invited to farewell reception

The City of Lacey is saying goodbye to council member Mary Dean and invites the public to a farewell reception Thursday.

The event, which will be in Council Chambers at 420 College St. S.E., will be from 5-6:30 p.m. before the regularly scheduled council meeting.

Dean, who announced her resignation during a meeting last month, plansto move to Georgia with her husband to be closer to family. She has served on the council since 2000 and served on the planning commission from 1997 to 1999.

Applications to fill Dean’s position, along with information such as letters of interest and résumés, are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 30 at Lacey City Hall. Packets are available at City Hall and at www.ci.lacey.wa.us. Applicants must live within city limits and be registered to vote.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Jan. 20 and will be open to the public.

For more information about the reception, call 360-438-2625.