Press Editorial

January 12, 2009

By Staff

City volunteers wanted to make a difference

There is no doubt about it — Issaquah is a city of volunteers. Collectively speaking, volunteers run the city and schools and human services. As evidenced by the many opportunities listed in The Press each week under Volunteer Call on Page B2, there is a wide assortment of needs.

January is the typical month when the city does its own appeal for volunteers, especially those willing to really make a difference by serving on a local board or commission. These are the people doing the work of the City Council, making recommendations on everything from environmental standards to public art. 

New members are wanted for these groups:

Arts Commission

Building Board of Appeals

Cable TV Commission

Cemetery Board

Development Commission

Human Services Commission

Library Board

Park Board

Planning Policy Commission

River and Streams Board

Sister Cities Commission

Urban Village Development Commission

Pick up an application packet upstairs at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, or download one from the city’s Web site. Return it by 5 p.m. Jan. 23. Interviews will follow, with appointments made by the mayor in April. If selected, your work will begin in May.

Your city needs you. If you have a couple of hours a month to share, consider making a difference for your community.

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