Mill Creek City Council Votes in Benjamin Briles

Mill Creek City Council Votes in Benjamin Briles
Posted on 09/30/2020

The City of Mill Creek City Council appointed Benjamin Briles to fill the vacant Council Position #3. The appointment will last through certification of the general election in November 2021.  Benjamin Briles took his honorary Oath of Office at the City’s special council meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. 
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“I love the festivals, parades, and ceremonies we hold in our city and how they foster a sense of community and drive community engagement,” said Briles. “I greatly enjoy the beautiful trails and parks we have and how we place so much importance on our shared outside spaces.”

Briles is an eight-year resident of Mill Creek. Since moving to Mill Creek, he has been civically engaged, including serving two terms on the Arts and Beautification Board and is currently the Chair. Briles is passionate about helping the City develop with future planning through his involvement with the Mill Creek Boulevard Sub-Area Project Advisory Committee. He holds a degree in in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, with graduate work performed in Physics, Math, and Statistics at University of Houston - Clear Lake. He is currently employed as a Mechanical Design Engineer at the Boeing Company.

Briles will hold the Council seat until results of the next election are certified in November 2021. Thirteen individuals submitted applications for appointment to the Council seat vacated by Pam Pruitt, who resigned from her position in August 2020.

The following are the voting tabulations:

Ballot 1 Round 1
Mark Harmsworth – 2 votes by Councilmember Bond and Councilmember Cavaleri
Sid Siegel – 1 vote by Mayor Holtzclaw
Benjamin Briles – 1 vote by Mayor Pro Tem Vignal
Carmen Fisher – 1 vote by Councilmember Steckler

 Ballot 1 Round 2
Mark Harmsworth – 2 votes by Councilmember Bond and Councilmember Cavaleri
Sid Siegel – 1 vote by Mayor Pro Tem Vignal
Benjamin Briles – 1 vote by Mayor Holtzclaw
Carmen Fisher – 1 vote by Councilmember Steckler

Ballot 1 Round 3
Mark Harmsworth – 2 votes by Councilmember Bond and Councilmember Cavaleri
Benjamin Briles – 2 votes by Mayor Holtzclaw and Mayor Pro Tem Vignal
Carmen Fisher – 1 vote by Councilmember Steckler

Ballot 1 Round 4
Mark Harmsworth – 2 votes by Councilmember Bond and Councilmember Cavaleri
Benjamin Briles – 3 votes by Mayor Holtzclaw, Mayor Pro Tem Vignal & Councilmember Steckler

The City Council will conduct another search for Council Position #6 at the October 20, 2020 City Council Regular Meeting via virtual format.