Good afternoon – this is an exciting announcement, as I know many of you will be interested!
The City is opening the application period today for 30 seats available for appointment on Redwood City’s boards, commissions, and committees. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to step up and offer your skill, knowledge, and expertise to your community. The deadline to apply for appointment is April 4, 2012.
Please read below and take a look at www.redwoodcity.org/clerks to see if there is a seat that you’re inspired to apply for!
Involved, Engaged, Informed Community Members Invited to Apply for Redwood City Boards, Commissions, and Committees
The City of Redwood City announces a great opportunity for residents to serve their community. There are 30 seats to be filled on a variety of the City’s boards, commissions, and committees, and residents with a strong desire and willingness to work diligently on behalf of the community are encouraged to apply. The application period opens March 14, 2012 and will close on April 4, 2012. Applications and complete information are available online at www.redwoodcity.org/clerks, or may be requested by calling 650-780-7220 or visiting the City Clerk Department at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.
Seats are available on the Planning Commission, Senior Affairs Commission, Housing and Human Concerns Commission, Civic Cultural Commission, Board of Building Review, Library Board, Historic Resources Advisory Committee, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission, Port Commission, Historic Resources Advisory Committee, and Architectural Advisory Committee. Different seats have different terms, and some will be appointed in May, others in June. Go to www.redwoodcity.org/clerks for information and to apply.
Serving on a board, commission, or committee is an important way to offer new perspectives and ideas, and contribute to the City’s discussions and decisions on a variety of substantial matters. Members of these boards serve an essential function in helping to manage the significant issues our community faces – and being appointed requires a strong commitment to carrying out the responsibilities of serving.
Typical basic requirements are that applicants must have a strong interest in civic involvement, must be 18 years of age or older, and must be an elector and resident of incorporated Redwood City. It will also be important for applicants to exhibit a knowledge of the issues that are being addressed by the board for which they’re applying. More information on the specific boards, commissions, and committees for which the City is recruiting can be found online at www.redwoodcity.org/clerks.