Several vacancies will occur on Fort Morgan city advisory boards and commissions as the terms of some current members expire at the end of 2019 and others leave for higher office.
This 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.
Three positions are expected to be available on the Airport Advisory Board. The Library Advisory Board and the Senior Center Advisory Board each have current vacancies and each will also have expiring terms at the end of the year. Openings will also occur on the city’s Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Board as members of those panels take seats on the Fort Morgan City Council in January.
Anyone interested in any of the vacancies is encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible. Other openings occasionally occur during the year and 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 some 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 usually 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 blue 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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