ROCKLAND, Maine — The chairwoman of the city’s comprehensive planning commission became the first person to take out nomination papers for one of two City Council seats.
Valli Geiger of Broadway took out papers Tuesday.
Geiger has lived in Rockland for 17 years and in Camden for the 18 years prior. She is a nurse by profession who had been the clinical director for the Maine Primary Care Association. She works part-time at the VA Medical Center in Togus.
Geiger also recently received her master’s degree in sustainable design from Boston Architectural Center.
She said she loves Rockland and wants to see it remain on a path of vibrancy while protecting residential neighborhoods.
There are two seats up for election on Nov. 4 — the ones held now by Elizabeth Dickerson and Dr. Eric Hebert. Dickerson is not seeking re-election to the council while Hebert has not announced his plans.
The deadline for filing nomination papers to make the ballot is Sept. 22.