A number of vacancies will occur on Fort Morgan city advisory boards and commissions as the terms of some current members expire at the end of 2023.
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.
Two positions are expected to be available on the Airport Advisory Board due to expiring terms. The Planning Commission will also have two openings, due to a resignation and a member being elected to the Fort Morgan City Council.
The Senior Center Advisory Board will have three expiring terms at year’s end and the Library Advisory Board also will have two vacancies.
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 are for three-year terms and require a time commitment of just a few hours a month. The Planning Commission positions are for six-year terms.
Those who volunteer for 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 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 blue bar across the top of the home page, then click on “City Boards & Commissions” – or call Deputy City Clerk Jill Westhoff-Curtis at 542-3962.
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