Olympia has new councilmember

January 5th, 2016 by Ken

Clark Gilman, a longtime community volunteer, has been named as the newest member of the Olympia City Council, to take the seat vacated by Cheryl Selby, when she was elected as the city’s mayor.

After a three-hour long process, during which time the eight applicants for the open seat, were interviewed, narrowed down, and interviewed again, Gilman was the choice of the Olympia councilmembers.   He will take his seat today.

Gilman is co-founder of the Residential Carpenters Union, the current chair of the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and was a member of the Olympia Parks and Recreation’s off-leash dog park sub-committee.

He is a special education assistant at North Thurston High School.

He will serve in his council position until the next council election in 2017.

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