City of Duarte, CA

09/24/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/23/2019 23:06

Serve the City You Love

Duarte Seeks Volunteers to Fill City Commissions Starting October 1

Looking to make a difference in your community? The City of Duarte encourages you to get involved and join an advisory commission!

The City will begin accepting applications beginning October 1 to fill 18 positions on its six City Commissions. Duarte citizens interested in serving on a commission will have until noon on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, to apply.

To tap into the diverse skills, experiences and interest within our community, the Duarte City Council and staff utilize several appointed commissions and committees to advise and make recommendations on issues that are crucial to our quality of life. Public involvement in these appointed advisory bodies is an important and valued part of City government. Engaged residents bring new ideas to the table and represent all of the diverse segments of our community, giving the input needed to help the City make the best, most informed and inclusive decisions possible.

Interested in serving? General requirements are that applicants must maintain a current residence in the city, have no felony convictions, and submit an application and statement of interest of not more than two hundred words describing background, qualifications and objectives in serving the commission. Attaching a resume is not required by highly encouraged.

Positions are available on the Planning Commission (2), Public Safety Commission (3), Parks and Recreation Commission (3), Economic Development Commission (2 resident positions, 2 Chamber representative positions), Traffic Safety Commission, (2) and the Public Services Commission (4). With the exception of one two-year open position with the Public Services Commission, members are appointed for four-year terms (it's a big worthwhile commitment!).

Application forms will be available at City Hall, Public Safety, the Duarte Teen and Senior Centers, as well as an online refillable version on the City's website and must be received by the City Manager's Office at Duarte City Hall (1600 Huntington Dr.) by 12 p.m. on November 27.

Important Dates:

November 27, 2019, 12 p.m. - Commission applications due to the City Manager's Office at Duarte City Hall (1600 Huntington Dr.)

December 3, 2019, 5 p.m. - City Councilmembers will interview applicants.

December 4, 2019, 4:00 pm - Applicant interviews continue. (If needed.)

December 10, 2019, 7 p.m. - Appointments will be announced at the City Council meeting.

January 14, 2020, 7 p.m. - New commissioners will formally take their oaths of office at the City Council meeting.

For more information about how to apply for a commission or about commission service, call the Duarte City Manager's office at (626) 357-7931, ext. 221.

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