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Jan. 23, 2013
For Immediate Release 
Contact:  Kate Reardon
Public Information Director
425-257-8687 or cell 425-418-0936

City seeks volunteers to serve on boards, commissions
Volunteer service a great way to get more involved with the community

EVERETT – The City of Everett is seeking applications from volunteers who would like to serve on its boards and commissions.  Applications need to be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday Feb. 8. 

Applications are available at the Everett Mayor’s Office, 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 10 A, in downtown Everett or call the Mayor’s office at 425-257-7115 to have an application emailed.

The application is also available on the City website:

Openings include:

Animal Shelter Advisory Board: This board provides input on all aspects of animal control including in-depth review and modification of ordinances.

Cultural Commission: The Cultural Commission approves funding for non-profit arts groups, presents free lectures and musical performances, is responsible for the care and maintenance of the Public Art Collection valued at $2.5 million and has developed an outdoor sculpture exhibition that features sculptures in the downtown.

Diversity Advisory Board: This board advises the City on diversity issues and activities within the City of Everett.

Historical Commission: This board advises the city on matters of history and historic preservation. The commission also nominates property to be included on the Everett Register of Historic Places, reviews state and national register nominations, reviews restoration tax benefits, provides design review in Historical Overlay Zones and publishes information about Everett heritage.

Human Needs Committee: This committee meets each October to review applications and award grants to non-profit agencies that render services in Everett to the city’s residents.

Planning Commission: The planning commission makes recommendations to the City Council, Mayor and other city departments on the city’s broad planning goals, policies and long-range plans.

Parks Board: The Board of Park Commissioners serve as an advisory to the City Council, Mayor and Department of Parks and Recreation and other city departments on park and recreation issues.

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