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Posted on: June 12, 2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CITY BOARDS

Each of the following appointed city boards, committees and commissions has position(s) eligible for new appointment or vacancies.

Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities
Number of positions: 3 – regular positions
1 – SDSU Student Representative
Term Length: 3 years (1-year for Student Representative)
Residency Requirement: Required for 7 members
Purpose: The Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities strives to advocate for the rights of people who have disabilities in our community. Throughout the year, specific events are held to bring awareness and information to our citizens. Technical assistance is provided to the business community, private individuals, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. This is a service not provided by any other entity in Brookings. The goals of this service are to improve the quality of life for people who have disabilities through enhancing the knowledge base of entities in the community; and to further serve as a community-based advocacy group enhancing the ability of local entities to comply with Federal Civil Rights legislation.

Brookings Historic Preservation Commission
Number of positions: 1
Term Length: 3 years
Residency Requirement: Required for majority
Purpose: The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to allow the city to engage in a comprehensive program of historic preservation to promote the inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of the citizens of Brookings through identification, documentation, preservation, promotion, and development of the city’s historic resources.

Park & Recreation Board
Number of positions: 1 – High School Student Representative
Term Length: 1 year (High School student position)
Residency Requirement: Not required
Purpose: The Park & Recreation Board provides advice to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to assist in fulfilling the administering of the public park system, recreation programs and city forestry program. The Board also advises the City Council and makes recommendations on matters regarding park capital improvements and planning.

Planning Commission
Number of positions: 1
Term Length: 5 years
Residency Requirement: Required
Purpose: The City Planning Commission is responsible for the city comprehensive plan for the physical development of the city, including areas outside the boundaries of the city and within the planning jurisdiction.

Sustainability Council
Number of positions: 1 - SDSU Student Representative
Term Length: 1 year
Residency Requirement: Required for majority
Purpose: The purpose of the Sustainability Council is to investigate, propose, educate, communicate, and advocate investment strategies and policies that will improve our future quality of life while still meeting the needs of the present.


Applications for Appointment are available online at www.cityofbrookings.org, or at City Hall, 520 3rd Street, Suite 230, or by calling (605) 692-6281. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk not later than Friday, June 28, 2019.
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