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Involved, Engaged, Informed Community Members Invited to Apply for Redwood City Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Redwood City, CA - March 16, 2012 - The City of Redwood City announces a great opportunity for residents to serve their community. There are 30 seats to be filled on a variety of the City’s boards, commissions, and committees, and residents with a strong desire and willingness to work diligently on behalf of the community are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 5 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Applications are available online at, or may be requested by calling 650-780-7220.

Seats are available on the Planning Commission, Senior Affairs Commission, Housing and Human Concerns Commission, Civic Cultural Commission, Board of Building Review, Library Board, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission, Port Commission, Historic Resources Advisory Committee, and Architectural Advisory Committee. Different seats have different terms, and some will be appointed in May, others in June. Go to for information and to apply.

Serving on a board, commission, or committee is an important way to offer new perspectives and ideas, and contribute to the City’s discussions and decisions on a variety of substantial matters. Members of these boards serve an essential function in helping to manage the significant issues our community faces - and being appointed requires a commitment to carrying out the responsibilities of serving. The City Council will be interviewing selected applicants in early May and June and will be interested in a number of characteristics and qualities, as well as applicants’ current involvement in community activities and knowledge of the issues facing the board in which they’re interested. Further, applicants’ ability to build consensus, their willingness to offer thoughtful, productive recommendations, and their motivation to be prepared, informed, and engaged in their board’s work are all critical factors contributing to being appointed to a board, commission, or committee.

“This is a great way to help the City and the community to continue creating a great future for Redwood City” said Alicia C. Aguirre, Mayor of Redwood City. “Serving on a board requires a commitment of time and effort - and those who serve will experience rich rewards in being a great asset to the community.

Typical basic requirements are that applicants must have a strong interest in civic involvement, must be 18 years of age or older, and must be registered voter and resident of incorporated Redwood City. More information on the specific boards, commissions, and committees for which the City is recruiting can be found online at

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Silvia Vonderlinden
City Clerk


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