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State senator-elect Treg Bernt to resign from Meridian City Council


A Meridian City Council seat will soon have a vacancy.

State Senator-Elect Treg Bernt announced his resignation from Meridian City Council seat 4, effective December 31. Bernt says he intends to focus on serving Meridian at the State level.

“I am committed to the State, and my role as Senator to best serve the interests of Meridian,” Bernt said. “As District 21 Senator, I will still be representing Meridian and carrying the voice of my constituents to the State House, and look forward to continuing to advocate for the Meridian community.”

Meridian Mayor Robert Simison is accepting applications to fill the seat. With city council approval, Simison will appoint someone to fill the seat until the next general election in November 2023. 

“First, I want to thank and share my appreciation for the time, and dedication Treg has provided the City of Meridian, and I believe he will continue to do the same at the State level now,” Simison said. “As we look to the future of our community, I will be reviewing all letters of interest to find someone who will serve our community and work to address the challenges we face with growth, transportation, and education.”

People looking to apply must be qualified electors of Meridian and residents of District 4. More details on qualifications are available here. 

Qualified residents may complete, sign, and deliver a resume and letter of interest to the City Clerk’s Office, or email it to [email protected] by November 23 at 5 p.m.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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