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Bloomington Seeks Applications For Ward 6 Council Vacancy

Mboka Mwilambwe sitting at city council meeting
Emily Bollinger
Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe said he hopes the city can fill a city council vacancy by early September.

The City of Bloomington is accepting applications for a city council vacancy in Ward 6. The ward covers parts of downtown and areas south and west of downtown.

Jenn Carrillo is resigning from the council on Aug. 31, with one year and seven months remaining on the term. The first-term council member said they bought a home outside the ward after they were unable to find a place to live in Ward 6 after their apartment lease expired.

The city has an online application. City officials said in a news release residents also can pick up an application at The Hub (McLean County Government Center), 115 E. Washington St. in downtown.

Applications are due Aug. 13 “for full consideration,” according to a news release. The city said applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must have lived in Ward 6 for at least one year. The city said applicants also cannot be a convicted felon or have any outstanding debt with the city.

Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe plans to recommend a nominee for the council to consider. Mwilambwe said Monday he’d like to have the seat filled in early September. The city is required to fill the vacancy within 60 days of Carrillo’s departure.

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