Adam Park, Former Bieter Spokesman, Will Compete For Open City Council Seat

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A familiar name is heading to Boise Mayor Dave Bieter's inbox, as hizzoner solicits applicants to fill the soon-to-be-vacant seat of Councilman David Eberle.

Adam Park, who just last month stepped away from his post as the longtime face and voice of the Bieter administration, told Boise Weekly today that he would be submitting his name as a possible successor to Eberle. 

Eberle told BW in 2013 that as he was completing construction of a new home in Garden City, he was also considering retirement from the Boise City Council. Eberle was first elected to the Council in 2003, and re-elected by wide margins in 2007 and 2011.

"I've accomplished almost everything I wanted to. So, yes, it's time to step down," Eberle told BW in July 2013.

When BW asked Park this morning if he would consider applying for the job, which would require recommendation from the full Council and a formal appointment from Bieter, the former spokesman said, "Yes, I am planning on submitting my name for the open City Council seat."

"After I made the decision to leave the Mayor's Office, I started looking for ways that I could stay involved with the city and put the experience I gained over the last six years to good use," Park wrote in an email. "I still care deeply about the work the city is doing and support the Mayor and Council's vision for Boise. My hope is that I can continue to contribute to that vision as a City Council member and still have time for my family and the other projects I hope to pursue."

In particular, Park pointed to the vibrant conversations surrounding transportation, jobs, early childhood education initiatives, increase support for arts and culture and the creation of a new Bown Crossing Library.

Applications for the seat must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Applicants are encouraged to send their resume and cover letter addressing why they would be the best fit for this position to HR@cityofboise.org. Applicants without web access can mail their resume and cover letter to the City of Boise Department of Human Resources, Attention City Council Application, P.O. Box 500, Boise, ID 83701-0500. Applicants must reside in Boise and be registered to vote. For additional information about the position and application instructions, visit cityofboise.org.