Rocklin accepting applications to fill vacant Council seat, Yuill selected 2017 Mayor
Applications to fill a vacant seat on the Rocklin City Council are being accepted now through January 3, 2017 and candidates will be interviewed in open session during a special Council meeting on January 5. The selected candidate will be sworn in that night and serve through 2018. For more information on requirements and how to apply, visit Rocklin.ca.us.
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Rocklin City Council also selected Scott Yuill as the 2017 Mayor of Rocklin, and Councilmembers Ken Broadway, Greg Janda, and Joe Patterson took their oaths of office after winning the November 8 election.
Mayor Yuill was first sworn in to the Rocklin City Council in 2006 and will begin his third term as Mayor (2010, 2014). Yuill is focused on continuing to attract quality employers and appropriate retailers to the City, prioritizes public safety, and treasures Rocklin’s parks and open space. Yuill lives in Rocklin with his wife, is a business owner, and has served as a member of multiple boards and commissions including the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency Steering Committee.
Broadway, who was appointed to the City Council seat vacated by Diana Ruslin in October, will now begin a four-year term and serve as Vice Mayor in 2017. Broadway is a corporate pricing manager for UPS and has lived in Rocklin for 18 years. His community leadership experience includes serving as the community representative for the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation, secretary for the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation, president of the Rocklin Girls Fast Pitch Softball League, as well as serving on the Rocklin Parks and Recreation Commission and the Rocklin Planning Commission.
Janda will enter his second term on Council after first being elected in 2012 and serving as Mayor in 2016. Janda is a local businessman and has owned and operated his own technology design firm. He has also been an active community volunteer working with the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce, his local church, and his children’s school and sports teams.
New Councilmember Patterson is the executive director of the California Gaming Association and lives in the Whitney Ranch area of Rocklin with his wife and two children. He serves the community as treasurer of the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation and is on the Region Business, Inc., Board of Directors, a business association advancing regional economic growth. Patterson’s priorities on council include ensuring transparent and responsive government and partnering with schools to maintain a first-class education for children.