News Release
August 12, 2011
For additional information:
Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office
(208) 489-0530

City of Meridian to Hold Information Session for Meridian Mayor and City Council Candidates


Meridian, ID – (August 12, 2011) –  The City of Meridian will hold an informational meeting for anyone who is interested in running for the position of Mayor or a seat on the Meridian City Council this fall.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at 6:00 pm, at Meridian City Hall.


At the meeting candidates can learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the elected officials, pick up candidacy forms that must be filed, learn about local campaigning regulations, and ask any questions they may have.  Meridian City Clerk Jaycee Holman will facilitate the meeting.


“This is a learning opportunity for anyone considering running for an elected position within the City government.  Attendees will receive important information about our local election process and have an opportunity to have any of their questions answered before the registration period begins,” said Meridian City Clerk Jaycee Holman.
In Meridian, the Mayor and two of the four City Council seats will be up for election this November. To be eligible to hold the office, a person must be a U.S. Citizen at least 18 years of age; their primary residence must be within City limits; the address of their voter registration must match the residence address provided on the candidate’s declaration form; and they must have been a resident of the city for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration.


For additional information about this meeting or about running for Mayor or a City Council seat, contact City Clerk Jaycee Holman at 888-4433.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People.  For more information about Meridian, visit