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New San Marcos board appointees begin their work

SUBMITTED REPORT

The San Marcos City Council has appointed 55 citizens to serve on 16 City boards and commissions beginning in 2010.

“The participation of citizens in our decision-making processes is essential to effective government,” said Mayor Susan Narvaiz. “The City Council appreciates the dedication and important contributions of so many citizens through their service on our boards and commissions.”

An orientation session is scheduled for January 26 at 4 p.m. at Embassy Suites with a reception following at 5 p.m. The new board members will be instructed in Robert’s Rules of Order, the City’s Ethics Code, and Open Meetings.

San Marcos boards generally have staggered terms ranging from 2 to 3 years. The City Council will wrap up appointments at its January 19 meeting.

Here are the City Council’s recent appointments: