January 12, 2009
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:
Building Board of Appeals
Cable TV Commission
Human Services Commission
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.