Apply to serve on a city board or commission

A view of a flag signifying the city of Scottsdale at the Scottsdale City Hall complex in downtown Scottsdale (Independent Newsmedia/Melissa Fittro)

A view of a flag signifying the city of Scottsdale at the Scottsdale City Hall complex in downtown Scottsdale (Independent Newsmedia/Melissa Fittro)

More than 150 Scottsdale residents volunteer their time and expertise on one of the city’s 25 boards, commissions, task forces and committees.

Bob Frost is just one of the many who serve. He currently chairs the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission, and he has served on various commissions throughout the years.

“Serving on a city commission allows residents to learn about the inner workings of city government, all while having an opportunity to make meaningful impacts in our community,” he said in a press release.

The city has several opening on various commissions, and invites those who want to institute positive change to apply to serve.

Volunteers are needed for seven boards and commissions, which will be filled in September.

Openings are available on the Airport Advisory Commission, Building Advisory Board of Appeals, Human Relations Commission, Human Services Commission, Loss Trust Fund Board, Neighborhood Advisory Commission and Tourism Development Commission.

Information about the functions of these boards and commissions, as well as the application can be found at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Boards and Commissions.” The city can e-mail the application or it can be picked up the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 12.

Submitted applications are valid for one year.

The council will nominate contenders from the applicant pool Monday, Aug. 29, the release stated. Those nominated will be interviewed at a City Council meeting beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Following the interviews, the council will appoint residents to three-year terms. All Board and Commission members must comply with the city’s Ethics Code and attend training before being eligible to serve.

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