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Posted on: January 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers Needed for City Boards

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The City of Brookings is seeking interested individuals to serve on the following City boards, committees, and commissions:

Brookings Bicycle Advisory Committee

Number of positions:   2

Term Length:  3 years

Residency Requirement:  Not required

Purpose:  The role of the Brookings Bicycle Advisory Committee (BBAC) is to advise the City Council, City Manager, and City Boards on bicycling-related issues; help advance the state of bicycle infrastructure; encourage bicycling for transportation and recreation; public education and awareness; improve safety and compliance with traffic laws; assist the City with bicycle plans; review and suggest legislative and policy changes; recommend priorities for use of the public funds on bicycle projects; and help ensure Brookings retains and enhances its status as a bike-friendly community. 


Board of Adjustment

Number of positions:  1 (2nd Alternate position)

Term Length:  3 years

Residency Requirement:  Required or reside within Joint Jurisdictional Area

Purpose:  The Board of Adjustment has the authority to act on variances or special exceptions to the zoning ordinance.  Four of the five members must vote in the affirmative for a motion to pass.


Board of Health

Number of positions:  1

Term Length:  3 years

Residency Requirement:  County required (2 may live outside Brookings city limits, but must reside in Brookings county)

Purpose:  The purpose of the Board of Health is to provide a general supervision of the health of the city with full powers to take all steps and measures necessary to promote the cleanliness and healthfulness and to prevent and arrest the spread of any contagious or infectious diseases and harmful environmental conditions, and to quarantine any person or evacuate any area contaminated by such condition or disease.  In addition, the Board is to provide public education for the need of all phases of an integrated solid waste management system;

  • Establish a comprehensive realistic solid waste plan for the city.
  • Develop a financial policy that would be used for raising funds required to build and operate an integrated solid waste program.
  • Develop and promote pilot programs for recycling and collection of household hazardous waste and reducing solid waste.


Historic Preservation Commission

Number of positions:  1        

Term Length:  3 years

Residency Requirement:  Required

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        

Term Length:  3 years

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.

For more information on these appointments, or to obtain an application, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (605)692-6281 or visit .  Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021.

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