Gordon leaves City Council for county spot, creating vacancy on Aberdeen council

Aberdeen City Councilman Frank Gordon bid farewell to his fellow council members Wednesday night.

Gordon recently was elected to the Grays Harbor County Commission and will be sworn in next week. Gordon told council members that the experience he received was invaluable and taught him many lessons on how to listen and take care of constituent concerns. He said he plans to bring that outlook with him to the county.

Meantime, Gordon’s leaving means a vacancy on the council. The city will take applications for the post and council members will review qualifications before the appointment process. Send letters of interest and qualifications to Mayor Bill Simpson, Aberdeen City Hall, 200 E. Market Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520 or by email at Mayor@aberdeenwa.gov. The actual choice is made by the City Council.

Gordon represented the city’s Ward 6, so his replacement will have to come from that ward. It stretches from the Port of Grays Harbor to the south to the city’s northern border to Myrtle Street on the west. Contact the city to review a copy of the map.