Glenwood boards, commissions are filling up
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Glenwood Springs residents answered the public service call and filled more than half of the vacant seats on several boards and commissions in February.
The city had 29 open seats on 11 different boards and commissions before the February appointments. However, with a fairly good turnout of interest from Glenwood residents, the city is now down to around 14 open seats on eight different boards and commissions. Five of the boards are currently full.
According to Robin Unsworth, Glenwood city clerk, the city received a pretty good turnout from interested residents that has the city in pretty good shape, currently.
“We usually are after the annual appointments because we do a month-and-a-half recruiting period,” Unsworth said.
In some instances, according to Unsworth, there were more applicants than available seats. However, in other instances, some boards are still struggling to fill vacancies.
While the Housing Commission was able to gain two of the six open seats, the commission remains only half-filled. While the city received three applicants, all of which were appointed, the housing commission had several people resign in 2009.
Those interested in serving on any of the boards with openings should Unsworth at (970) 384-6403 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. And Unsworth encourages all interested to attend meetings, even if they don’t want to be on the board.
“We always want to get people who are interested in attending meetings, but our main concern is filling the vacancies,” Unsworth said.
The meetings are open to the public and a schedule can be found on the city’s website, under the “Boards and Commissions” link on the left.
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