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City of Prosser Councilman Humberto Rodriguez announces resignation

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 PROSSER, WA - Councilman Humberto Rodriguez announced to the Mayor, City Council, and City Administrator that he would be resigning from the City Council effective July 27, 2016.  Mr. Rodriguez submitted his letter of resignation in the afternoon of July 18, 2016 stating:

“It is with deep regret that I am submitting my resignation from Prosser City Council Position 7…  We are expecting a new addition to our family this December.  My family and I are extremely excited about this surprise.  After carefully weighing all the options and being unable to find a home large enough within the city to fit our needs, we have decided that a larger home outside of city limits is the most suitable choice for our growing family.” 

“Please know that I have enjoyed every meeting and was honored to hold the title of Councilman for the City of Prosser.  I am confident that the current Council will appoint a fitting person to take my seat.  I believe that Prosser is lucky to have such a great City Council and extraordinary staff at City Hall.  As a local business owner, I look forward to seeing the continued success and direction that the City of Prosser is heading.” 

Mr. Rodriguez has served on City Council since the beginning of the year.  He has been and remains a dedicated supporter for the City of Prosser and anticipates continuing to work with the community as a Prosser business owner, with his kids through school functions, and in other opportunities, as his availability allows.  Mr. Rodriguez was the first elected Hispanic councilmember in Prosser’s history and added youth, diversity, and creative energy to Prosser’s City Council.  “I am so appreciative of Mr. Rodriguez’s dedicated service to the City of Prosser,” said City Administrator Dave Stockdale.  “He has been a tireless advocate on behalf of the city.  He will surely be missed.  I know the Mayor, City Council, and many members of the community join me in wishing Humberto all the best as he focuses on the joys of a growing family.”   

Efforts to fill the soon-to-be vacant position start immediately.  Advertisements will be placed in the Prosser Record Bulletin and other local print media as soon as they can be made ready. The vacancy will be filled according to the rules established in RCW 42.12, which states (in part) that “the remaining members of the governing body shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacant position” and that the appointment should be made within 90 days of the vacancy’s occurrence.  Further information about the vacant position, as well as the eligibility requirements can be found on the City of Prosser’s website at beginning on Friday July 22, 2016.  It is encouraged that anyone interested to please go to the website or to contact City Clerk Rachel Shaw for more information at 509-786-8218.