Eastpointe City Council seeks candidates to fill vacancy

By: Maria Allard | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 2, 2022

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EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy on the five-member City Council.

The remaining council members are requesting that interested persons submit a letter of interest and resume for consideration for appointment to the City Council.

Sarah Lucido will be vacating her seat on the City Council after being elected Nov. 8 to represent District 13 on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners. Lucido’s City Council term was to expire Dec. 31, 2023, and a vacancy is expected to exist as of January 2023.

According to the city charter, the appointment will last until “the next regular Municipal Election or any special election.”

Any resident who is a U.S. citizen and a registered voter in the city of Eastpointe may apply for the appointment by submitting a letter of interest, resume and any additional information that the candidate feels will help the City Council in making its appointment to: City Manager’s Office, 23200 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe, MI 48021 or via email to mwalton@eastpointecity.org.

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 2023. It is the intention of the City Council to perform interviews beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 10, 2023.