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REDWOOD CITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OPEN POSITIONS ON THE LIBRARY BOARD, PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMISSION, CIVIC CULTURAL COMMISSION, AND THE HISTORICAL RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

City to Hold Open House June 1 for Interested Applicants; Deadline to Apply is June 4

Post Date:05/07/2015 11:50 AM

Immediate Release
May 7, 2015 (Updated May 11, 2015)

Media contact: 
Silvia Vonderlinden
City Clerk
650-780-7222
svonderlinden@redwoodcity.org

 

Redwood City, Calif. - Want to help make a difference in your city? The City of Redwood City is currently seeking applications for upcoming available seats on the Redwood City Library Board, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and Historical Resources Advisory Committee. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 5 p.m. Interested applicants can view this helpful video (links to applications below).

"We're looking for committed people who are willing to work hard, represent our City, and who want to make a difference," said Redwood City Mayor Jeffrey Gee. "These positions play key roles in educating our children and preserving our historical treasures for future generations."

Unsure if you want to apply? Check out our informative Open House event Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6 pm, City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063. For more information call 650-780-7222.

All Members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members. The volunteer positions listed below are appointed by City Council:

Civic Cultural Commission (JUST ADDED)
(Short-Term Seat to Fill a Vacancy)
Seat expires May 31, 2016

Duties include recommendations to City Council or City Manager regarding:

  • The establishment of programs stimulating and encouraging the development and maintenance of the performing and visual arts in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;
  • The establishment of programs memorializing or giving recognition to matters of cultural significance in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;
  • The removal, relocation, or alteration of existing works of art or items of cultural significance in the possession of the city;
  • The acquisition by the City of any work of art or item of cultural significance and the proposed location thereof;
  • The aesthetics of the design and site development of any building, monument, or other structure to be constructed or acquired by the City;
  • Any matter affecting the beauty and culture of the City.

The Civic Cultural Commission meets regularly during the first week of every month.

Redwood City Library Board
(Short-Term Seat to Fill a Vacancy)
Seat expires June 30, 2018


Duties and responsibilities of the Redwood City Library Board are:

 

  • Ensure that literacy remains a core value and a long-term guiding principle;
  • Help create, approve and review the strategic plan;
  • Act as a community liaison and Library advocate by actively soliciting community input and providing feedback to the public concerning Library policies and services, as well as issues being considered by the City;
  • Seek collaborative opportunities to cultivate partnerships, raise funds and recruit volunteers;
  • Enthusiastically represent the Library at the community and regional level; and
  • Review and comment on the Library Director's proposed budget prior to submission to the City Manager and City Council.

The Library Board meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Staff Meeting Room of the Downtown Library.

Parks, Recreation and Community Service Commission
(One Seat Available)
Seats expires May 31, 2018


The basic duties and responsibilities of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission are as follows:

 

  • Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in policy matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of parks and the formulation of a recreation program to meet the needs of the citizens;
  • Periodically review and make recommendations on the recreation and parks element of the City General Plan;
  • Actively promote recreation and park activities within the City;
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on the City Manager's annual proposed budget for recreation and parks from a pure policy standpoint, pertaining only to programs, levels of service, and capital improvements.

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month and may meet in additional special sessions.

Historic Resources Advisory Committee
(Two Seats Available)
Seats expires July 31, 2018


The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) is appointed by the Planning Commission. Its duties and responsibilities are as follows:

 

  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding the implementation of the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance;
  • Recommends historic designation of local landmarks and districts;
  • Performs design review of changes to historic buildings; and
  • Participates in other historic preservation-related activities as needed.

Requirements: The Committee members shall be appointed from, but not limited to, such professions, disciplines and interests as: members of the Redwood City Heritage Association and other preservation related organizations; licensed architects and structural engineers; urban planners and landscape architects; attorneys and real estate experts; members of community groups and residents within historic districts, occupants of historic landmarks and owners of historic sites. The HRAC usually meets once a month on various days.

To learn more and to apply for any of these positions click here.

 

About the City of Redwood City

The City of Redwood City is located in the middle of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, extending from the San Francisco shoreline to the hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With over 76,815 residents Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo and boasts the 'Climate Best by Government Test' (the city slogan). Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum, the only active deep water Port within the South San Francisco Bay and a vibrant downtown offering residents, visitors and businesses a unique retail, entertainment and restaurant experience for all ages to enjoy. Visitwww.redwoodcity.org for more information about the City of Redwood City or follow us on Twitter at @RedwoodCity

 

Redwood City, Calif. - Want to help make a difference in your city? The City of Redwood City is currently seeking applications for upcoming available seats on the Redwood City Library Board, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and Historical Resources Advisory Committee. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 5 p.m. Interested applicants can view this helpful video (links to applications below).

"We're looking for committed people who are willing to work hard, represent our City, and who want to make a difference," said Redwood City Mayor Jeffrey Gee. "These positions play key roles in educating our children and preserving our historical treasures for future generations."

Unsure if you want to apply? Check out our informative Open House event Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6 pm, City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063. For more information call 650-780-7222.

All Members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members. The volunteer positions listed below are appointed by City Council:

Civic Cultural Commission (JUST ADDED)
(Short-Term Seat to Fill a Vacancy)
Seat expires May 31, 2016

Duties include recommendations to City Council or City Manager regarding:

  • The establishment of programs stimulating and encouraging the development and maintenance of the performing and visual arts in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;
  • The establishment of programs memorializing or giving recognition to matters of cultural significance in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;
  • The removal, relocation, or alteration of existing works of art or items of cultural significance in the possession of the city;
  • The acquisition by the City of any work of art or item of cultural significance and the proposed location thereof;
  • The aesthetics of the design and site development of any building, monument, or other structure to be constructed or acquired by the City;
  • Any matter affecting the beauty and culture of the City.

The Civic Cultural Commission meets regularly during the first week of every month.

Redwood City Library Board
(Short-Term Seat to Fill a Vacancy)
Seat expires June 30, 2018


Duties and responsibilities of the Redwood City Library Board are:

 

  • Ensure that literacy remains a core value and a long-term guiding principle;
  • Help create, approve and review the strategic plan;
  • Act as a community liaison and Library advocate by actively soliciting community input and providing feedback to the public concerning Library policies and services, as well as issues being considered by the City;
  • Seek collaborative opportunities to cultivate partnerships, raise funds and recruit volunteers;
  • Enthusiastically represent the Library at the community and regional level; and
  • Review and comment on the Library Director's proposed budget prior to submission to the City Manager and City Council.

The Library Board meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Staff Meeting Room of the Downtown Library.

Parks, Recreation and Community Service Commission
(One Seat Available)
Seats expires May 31, 2018


The basic duties and responsibilities of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission are as follows:

 

  • Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in policy matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of parks and the formulation of a recreation program to meet the needs of the citizens;
  • Periodically review and make recommendations on the recreation and parks element of the City General Plan;
  • Actively promote recreation and park activities within the City;
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on the City Manager's annual proposed budget for recreation and parks from a pure policy standpoint, pertaining only to programs, levels of service, and capital improvements.

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month and may meet in additional special sessions.

Historic Resources Advisory Committee
(Two Seats Available)
Seats expires July 31, 2018


The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) is appointed by the Planning Commission. Its duties and responsibilities are as follows:

 

  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding the implementation of the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance;
  • Recommends historic designation of local landmarks and districts;
  • Performs design review of changes to historic buildings; and
  • Participates in other historic preservation-related activities as needed.

Requirements: The Committee members shall be appointed from, but not limited to, such professions, disciplines and interests as: members of the Redwood City Heritage Association and other preservation related organizations; licensed architects and structural engineers; urban planners and landscape architects; attorneys and real estate experts; members of community groups and residents within historic districts, occupants of historic landmarks and owners of historic sites. The HRAC usually meets once a month on various days.

To learn more and to apply for any of these positions click here.

 

About the City of Redwood City

The City of Redwood City is located in the middle of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, extending from the San Francisco shoreline to the hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With over 76,815 residents Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo and boasts the 'Climate Best by Government Test' (the city slogan). Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum, the only active deep water Port within the South San Francisco Bay and a vibrant downtown offering residents, visitors and businesses a unique retail, entertainment and restaurant experience for all ages to enjoy. Visitwww.redwoodcity.org for more information about the City of Redwood City or follow us on Twitter at @RedwoodCity

Redwood City, Calif. - Want to help make a difference in your city? The City of Redwood City is currently seeking applications for upcoming available seats on the Redwood City Library Board, the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and Historical Resources Advisory Committee. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 5 p.m. Interested applicants can view this helpful video (links to applications below).

"We're looking for committed people who are willing to work hard, represent our City, and who want to make a difference," said Redwood City Mayor Jeffrey Gee. "These positions play key roles in educating our children and preserving our historical treasures for future generations."

Unsure if you want to apply? Check out our informative Open House event Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6 pm, City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063. For more information call 650-780-7222.

All Members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members. The volunteer positions listed below are appointed by City Council:

Civic Cultural Commission (JUST ADDED)
(Short-Term Seat to Fill a Vacancy)
Seat expires May 31, 2016

Duties include recommendations to City Council or City Manager regarding:

  • The establishment of programs stimulating and encouraging the development and maintenance of the performing and visual arts in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;
  • The establishment of programs memorializing or giving recognition to matters of cultural significance in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;
  • The removal, relocation, or alteration of existing works of art or items of cultural significance in the possession of the city;
  • The acquisition by the City of any work of art or item of cultural significance and the proposed location thereof;
  • The aesthetics of the design and site development of any building, monument, or other structure to be constructed or acquired by the City;
  • Any matter affecting the beauty and culture of the City.

The Civic Cultural Commission meets regularly during the first week of every month.

Redwood City Library Board
(Short-Term Seat to Fill a Vacancy)
Seat expires June 30, 2018


Duties and responsibilities of the Redwood City Library Board are:

 

  • Ensure that literacy remains a core value and a long-term guiding principle;
  • Help create, approve and review the strategic plan;
  • Act as a community liaison and Library advocate by actively soliciting community input and providing feedback to the public concerning Library policies and services, as well as issues being considered by the City;
  • Seek collaborative opportunities to cultivate partnerships, raise funds and recruit volunteers;
  • Enthusiastically represent the Library at the community and regional level; and
  • Review and comment on the Library Director's proposed budget prior to submission to the City Manager and City Council.

The Library Board meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Staff Meeting Room of the Downtown Library.

Parks, Recreation and Community Service Commission
(One Seat Available)
Seats expires May 31, 2018


The basic duties and responsibilities of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission are as follows:

 

  • Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in policy matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of parks and the formulation of a recreation program to meet the needs of the citizens;
  • Periodically review and make recommendations on the recreation and parks element of the City General Plan;
  • Actively promote recreation and park activities within the City;
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on the City Manager's annual proposed budget for recreation and parks from a pure policy standpoint, pertaining only to programs, levels of service, and capital improvements.

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month and may meet in additional special sessions.

Historic Resources Advisory Committee
(Two Seats Available)
Seats expires July 31, 2018


The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) is appointed by the Planning Commission. Its duties and responsibilities are as follows:

 

  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding the implementation of the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance;
  • Recommends historic designation of local landmarks and districts;
  • Performs design review of changes to historic buildings; and
  • Participates in other historic preservation-related activities as needed.

Requirements: The Committee members shall be appointed from, but not limited to, such professions, disciplines and interests as: members of the Redwood City Heritage Association and other preservation related organizations; licensed architects and structural engineers; urban planners and landscape architects; attorneys and real estate experts; members of community groups and residents within historic districts, occupants of historic landmarks and owners of historic sites. The HRAC usually meets once a month on various days.

To learn more and to apply for any of these positions click here.

 

About the City of Redwood City

The City of Redwood City is located in the middle of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, extending from the San Francisco shoreline to the hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With over 76,815 residents Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo and boasts the 'Climate Best by Government Test' (the city slogan). Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum, the only active deep water Port within the South San Francisco Bay and a vibrant downtown offering residents, visitors and businesses a unique retail, entertainment and restaurant experience for all ages to enjoy. Visitwww.redwoodcity.org for more information about the City of Redwood City or follow us on Twitter at @RedwoodCity

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