The Kirkland City Council has appointed Shelley Kloba, a local and state civic activist, to fill a vacant position on the council.
The vacancy was created when Bob Sternoff, a member since 2005, resigned last month amid personal financial problems.
Kloba, a Kirkland resident since 2001, is close to finishing a two-year stint as legislative director of the Washington State Parent Teacher Association, and has served as a Kirkland Park Board member, trustee of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, member of last year’s successful Yes! For Great Kirkland Parks levy campaign, and member of Jay Inslee’s education advisory group after his eleciton as governor.
She works as a massage therapist.
Kloba, who was selected over 16 other applicants for the council seat, will serve until the November election. The uncompleted term ends after the 2015 election.