Several vacancies are expected to occur on Fort Morgan city advisory boards and commissions as the terms of current members expire at the end of 2017.
This annual turnover presents an opportunity for residents to get involved in issues and areas of interest to them and play a role in how the city deals with these issues in coming years.
Positions are expected to be available on the Airport Advisory Board and the Golf Course Advisory Board. The Library Advisory Board and Senior Center Advisory Board also have current vacancies, and other openings occasionally occur during the year. The city always welcomes applications.
Many community events, programs, activities, services and projects in Fort Morgan might never happen without the volunteers who serve on these important committees. Vacancies are common and often hard to fill, and this becomes especially true at the end of each calendar year, as some of the staggered terms on these boards reach their conclusion.
The rewards of working with fellow Fort Morgan residents for the betterment of the city and its services can be great. Some of the positions have city residency as a requirement but a few are open to county residents outside the city limits.
While it varies depending on the specific advisory board, most require a time commitment of just a few hours a month. In return, those who volunteer for positions on these boards get to meet new people with common interests, learn about issues facing the city and the efforts being made to face these challenges, and derive the satisfaction of knowing they have played a part in making the community a better place to live, work and play.
Most city boards or commissions have a member of the Fort Morgan City Council as a liaison. New applicants for the boards are reviewed by this council liaison and the current members of the board, and recommended for approval by the city council.
For more information and an application, visit the city’s website at www.cityoffortmorgan.com – hover over “Government” on the red bar across the top of the home page, then click on “City Boards & Commissions” – or call Jill Westhoff-Curtis in the City Clerk’s Office at 542-3962.
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