FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2023
Mayor Noble Opens Application Process for Ward 7 Common Council Seat
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble has opened an application process for the Ward 7 Alderperson seat recently vacated by Michael Olivieri.
Olivieri has been hired as the Business Manager at the Kingston Water Department and, due to conflict of interest, has resigned from his seat on the Common Council effective Sunday, July 23. Olivieri will begin his post at the Water Department on Monday, July 24, 2023.
As per the City of Kingston Charter, Mayor Noble has the authority to appoint a Council member to a vacated seat. Because Olivieri was running unopposed on the November ballot, Mayor Noble will open an application process for the seat. To be considered, applicants must have their primary residence in the current Ward 7 boundary. A ward map can be found here.
“I want to thank Michael Olivieri for serving Ward 7 and for all his hard work and due diligence on behalf of his constituents,” said Mayor Noble. “Michael has always been prepared and eager for discussion on important City matters. I know he will be a great addition to the Water Department team, and look forward to working with him in his role as Business Manager. I am now opening applications to fill Olivieri’s seat on the Council and will be immediately looking for qualified candidates to carry out the rest of his term. I encourage anyone who wants to serve in this capacity to contact my office as soon as possible.”
Residents of Ward 7 interested in serving should send a resume and cover letter to Mayor Noble at [email protected] or by mail to 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. Applications will be accepted until an appointment is made.
The appointed Alderperson will serve until December 31, 2023.