City Council District 5 Vacancy

Those interested in filling the District 5 City Council seat, which is being vacated by Jennifer Flor, must submit a letter of interest and a résumé to Mayor Gregg Hull. Beginning Friday, October 9, 2020 through Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., those interested can submit their information by clicking here. Mayor Hull’s vetting process will include reviewing all submitted materials and interviewing applicants. 

In order to eligible for appointment to fill the District 5 City Council seat an individual must:

•Reside in Rio Rancho in City Council District 5

•Be over 18 years of age

•Be a registered voter of Rio Rancho

•Have no felony convictions

Councilor Flor’s last day in office will be October 10, 2020. Councilor Flor was appointed by Mayor Hull in August 2016 to a two-year term after former Councilor Shelby Smith resigned. She was elected in 2018 to a four-year term. She is resigning to focus on her family and raising her three young children. 

The individual appointed to fill the District 5 City Council seat will serve a term that ends in March 2022. This person’s annual salary will be $17,643.92 and they, along with eligible family members, will be entitled to medical, dental and vision insurance coverage as provided to other City employees.

Pursuant to the city’s Charter, when a vacancy in a City Council seat occurs the Mayor shall appoint a qualified successor within 45 days of the vacancy, subject to Governing Body confirmation. If the Governing Body does not accept the Mayor’s appointment, the Mayor shall appoint another individual within 45 days, subject to Governing Body confirmation. The process of mayoral appointment and Governing Body consideration of the appointment continues until the Governing Body has confirmed an appointee of the Mayor to fill the position.

For any questions or to confirm City Council District residency, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (505) 891-5004. 

View map of District 5 boundaries.