Missoula City Council Seeks Applicants for Mayor

The Missoula City Council is accepting applications to fill the vacancy for the office of Mayor following Mayor John Engen’s death. The person appointed will serve until a successor is elected in the next municipal election. The position will be open for nomination and election during the 2023 municipal election to serve out the remainder of Mayor Engen’s term which ends on the first Monday in January 2026.

To be eligible serve as Mayor, an applicant must:
• be registered to vote; and
• live in the City of Missoula city limits; and
• have been a resident of the state for at least three years; and
• have been a city resident for at least two years preceding the appointment to office or an area that has been annexed by the city; and
• be at least 21 years of age.

The position currently pays $8,284.52 per month plus City benefits.

For more information or to apply online, please visit www.ci.missoula.mt.us/mayorvacancy or visit City Hall and request an application at the security desk. If you have questions about the application process, contact City Clerk Marty Rehbein at 406-552-6078 or rehbeinm@ci.missoula.mt.us. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 26, 2022, at 12 p.m. Mountain Time. Late applications will not be accepted.

By law, the City Council has 30 days to fill a vacancy in an elected office. City Council rule 31 establishes the procedures City Council uses to fill a vacancy in an elected City office. The Council rule requires that applications be accepted for 10 calendar days. At the Aug. 29 Council meeting, each Council person may select one candidate to interview during Committee of the Whole on Sept. 7. The interview order will be determined by a random drawing.