Rocklin Accepting Applications to Fill City Council Vacancy

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The City of Rocklin will accept applications to fill a City Council position vacated by former Councilmember Diana Ruslin, who has moved out of state.

The Council will accept applications to fill the Council seat from August 2-23 and interview candidates in open session during a special Council meeting on September 14. The chosen candidate will be sworn into office September 27 and serve through 2018. For more information on requirements and how to apply, visit Rocklin’s City Council page.

Ruslin was first elected to the Rocklin City Council on November 2, 2010. She served six years on the Council, including one year as Mayor of the City of Rocklin in 2013. Ruslin also served two years as an appointee on the Rocklin Parks and Recreation Commission prior to being elected to Council.

“Diana will be missed by many,” Vice Mayor David Butler said. “Not only due to the work she’s done in her formal capacity on City Council but through the relationships she’s built and the people she supported every day.”

During her tenure, Ruslin had a particular focus on education, economic development and public arts. She has been a catalyst for the creation and implementation of the City’s Public Arts Master Plan and Public Arts Initiative, supported development projects that resulted in over 1 million square feet of major retail in the City, and backed public investment in infrastructure projects creating potential for thousands of new jobs. 

“The decisions we make always reflect our history … I’m just so proud of the work.” said Ruslin, who is moving to Georgia with her family. “Wife and mother are in pen, and all the other titles are in pencil. We all contribute and we leave the door open for someone else to participate. I’m really thankful that the door was open for me.” 

For more information on the application process, please contact City Clerk Barbara Ivanusich at (916) 625-5588 or barbara.ivanusich@rocklin.ca.us