Applicants Sought for Vacant City Council Position

The Corpus Christi City Council is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in filling the City Council position being vacated by At-Large Council Member Lillian Riojas, who recently accepted an employment offer in San Antonio, Texas.

According to the City Charter, the remaining council members must appoint a new council member to fill the vacant position. The City Council will be accepting applications from January 25, 2016 until February 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. 

Applications must be filed in the City Secretary’s Office and must include the following:

  • Application for Appointment to City Council;

  • Questionnaire;

  • City’s required Report of Financial Information;

  • Authorization and Disclosure Forms for Criminal Background Check

    The qualifications for the position are:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States;

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;

  • Must not be a convicted felon;

  • Must not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court;

  • Must have been a resident of Texas for the past 12 months and of the City for 6 months; and

  • Must not owe delinquent taxes to the City.

    Applications are available on the City’s website at or in the Office of the City Secretary on the first floor of City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street.  For more information, contact the Office of the City Secretary at (361) 826-3105.