MUKILTEO, Wash., February 3, 2022 – For its January 31, 2022, Special Meeting, Mukilteo’s City Council conducted the last part of its interview process to fill its vacant position. Ultimately, the council unanimously selected Jason Moon to fill the vacant position.
During its Jan 18 Special Meeting, the council heard five-minute statements from 8 vacancy candidates. Afterward, council members selected four finalists to move on to the final step in the selection process. In no particular order, those four were Alex Crocco, Jason Moon, Carolyn Carlson, and Don Saul.
Over the course of its two-hour meeting, each of the final four candidates was asked the same seven questions. Candidates had two minutes per question to give their answer, and the seven questions were formulated and agreed upon by council members prior to the Monday meeting. The questions can be viewed in the Special Meeting’s agenda or by clicking here.
After the candidates answered the council’s questions, council members openly deliberated their choice for the position. Eventually, the council unanimously selected Jason Moon to fill the Mukilteo City Council’s seventh position.
“I am a second-generation Korean American, born in Chicago but raised here in the Pacific Northwest since 1985,” Moon said in his five-minute statement during the council’s Jan 18 Special Meeting.
“My parents came into this country with nothing and worked 80 hours a week for 35 years to provide for me and my sister. We lived in a one-bedroom apartment until I was 12, and I slept in a bed for the first time at the age of 13. It was a humble beginning, but my parents taught us that character and knowledge were the keys to success.”
Since February 2021, Moon, 40, has served as a commissioner on the city’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission. He is currently a Customer Success Account Manager for Microsoft and has also worked in various roles, including finance, program management, and data and non-profit management.
To view this Special Meeting in its entirety, click here (Deliberations begin slightly after the 1:35:00 mark).