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September 27th, 2011
City seeks volunteers to serve on boards


More than 20 city of San Marcos boards and commissions have vacancies that need to be filled, and the city is looking for dedicated volunteers to fill them.

Citizens may fill out volunteer interest forms and send them to the City Clerk’s office by Tuesday, Oct. 11 to be considered for appointment. The volunteer forms are available at and may be filled out and submitted online. Or they may be mailed to the City Clerk’s office, 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos Texas 78666 or faxed to 512-396-1576.

“Volunteers are the backbone of the community,” said Mayor Daniel Guerrero. “Serving on a board or commission is one of the most worthwhile volunteer opportunities we have to offer and contributes significantly to the direction of our community.”

Qualifications, duties and the length of service vary according to the board. The city council appoints members to the following boards and commissions:

• Airport Commission
• Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
• Arts Commission
• Construction Board of Adjustments of Appeals
• Cemetery Commission (staff appointed)
• Charter Review Commission
• Civil Service Commission (City Manager Appointment)
• Convention & Visitor Bureau
• Economic Development Board
• EMS Board
• Ethics Commission
• Historic Preservation Commission
• Human Services Advisory Board
• Library Board
• Main Street Advisory Board
• Neighborhood Commission
• Parks & Recreation Board
• Planning & Zoning Commission
• San Marcos Industrial Development Corp.
• Senior Citizen Advisory Board (staff appointed)
• Sunset Review Commission
• Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee
• Zoning Board of Adjustments

Residents are asked to submit their interest forms by Oct. 11. The City Council is scheduled to hold a workshop on Oct. 18 to review the applications. Volunteers will be appointed to take their seats in January 2012.

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