City Council Open Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Silverton City Council. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Councilors. The Council Members are: 

  • Elected At-Large
  • Volunteers and not compensated
  • Must take an Oath of Office before commencing duties, and
  • Must file an annual ‘Statement of Economic Interest’ form with the Oregon Ethics Commission. 
Minimum qualifications required for City Council candidates: 

  • Must be a qualified elector (registered to vote) in the state of Oregon, and
  • Must have resided within the Silverton City limits for 12 months immediately preceding the application. 
The City Council appointment process: 

You may apply online at this link. Once your application is submitted, you should receive a confirmation acknowledging your application was received. Interviews are currently scheduled for the City Council Regular Meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017.  However, if a large number of applications are received, the City Council may decide to conduct interviews at a different time and location.  

Once your application has been scheduled for an interview, you will be contacted with the details. Please note, if you submit your application early, you may not be contacted in regards to your interview time until after the recruitment closes on March 29, 2017. After the Council appoints a candidate to the position, all candidates will be notified. 

If you have questions about the process, or did not receive a confirmation your application was received, please call me at 503-874-2216 or e-mail me at You may also contact the City Manager, Christy Wurster, at 503-874-2205 or by e-mail at


Lisa Figueroa 
City Clerk
City of Silverton