Seeking Citizen Volunteers for 4 Boards

The Board of Commissioners is seeking citizen volunteers for four boards/committees. Interested county residents have until Sunday, March 16 to apply for a volunteer position. Applicants can send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their resume to Peter Simms at simmsp@ewashtenaw.org

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions with the various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at their upcoming session on March 19, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Individuals interested in applying should submit a letter of interest and resume, including a home address, to Peter Simms, County Clerk’s office, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107. Letters and resumes may also be submitted via email to simmsp@ewashtenaw.org, via fax (734) 222-6528, or apply online at www.ewashtenaw.org.

 

Those resumes received by March 16, 2014 will be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for its consideration on March 19, 2014. The appointments will become effective January 1, 2014. These appointments include:

 

 

Ø  Act 88 Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position, one resident with experience in Agriculture and or Tourism. This position is for a one year term expiring December 31, 2014. No recipient of Act 88 funds shall be a member of the committee. This committee has been charged with reviewing applications and recommending funding for Act 88 funds on an annual basis.

 

Ø  Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one position representing Environmental/Conservation Group/Natural Resource Prof. for the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 31, 2014. The purpose of the Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee is to assist the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in determining whether it should purchase the development rights on a particular parcel as well as how much the County should pay for those rights according to the Washtenaw County Purchase of Development Rights Ordinance.

 

Ø  Community Action Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill one (1) position, one representing consumer with a three-year term expiring December 31, 2016. The Community Action Board was established in 1990 for the purpose of working toward eliminating and preventing the causes of, and alleviating the effects of poverty in Washtenaw County.  The Board consists of 15 members who represent three sectors: Consumer (5 positions), Private Sector (5 positions), and Public Sector (5 positions).

 

Ø  Workforce Development Board – The Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions representing the private sector with three-year terms expiring December 31, 2016. Individuals interested in appointment to a private sector position MUST SUBMIT RESUMES THROUGH THEIR LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and MUST BE SELECTED FROM THE TOP TEN EMPLOYERS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY  OR  REASONABLY REPRESENT THE INDUSTRIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WITHIN WASHTENAW COUNTY.  Nominations received for appointment to the private sector must also total 150% of the positions vacant in order for valid appointments to be made to the private sector.  The Workforce Development Board was established in 1995 to provide oversight and management of employment training initiatives and programs within the community.  

 

 

For additional information, please contact Peter Simms, Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office.  Phone: (734) 222-6655; email: simmsp@ewashtenaw.org.

 

RELEASED:  February, 2014

 

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