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November 10th, 2008
City of San Marcos seeks board volunteers

From the city of San Marcos

The San Marcos City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on 27 City boards and commissions for terms beginning in 2009. The initial deadline to apply is November 12 at 5 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office, though applications are accepted on a continuing basis.

The City Council will discuss appointments at a workshop on Tuesday, November 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. and is scheduled to make appointments December 16.

Board information and application forms are available at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins. On line applications are available at . Volunteers may fax their completed forms to the City Clerk at 396-1576.

Most boards and commissions have staggered terms, so only some members will be reappointed for 2009. Duties and qualifications, including residency, vary according to the purpose of each board.
City Clerk Sherry Mashburn will compile all the applications and provide them to the City Council members for next week’s workshop.

In December the City Council will make the appointments formally. The annual Board Reception will be held at the Activity Center in January with an orientation session for new volunteers.

The City of San Marcos has the following boards and commissions:

  • Airport Commission
  • Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
  • Arts Commission
  • Beautification Commission
  • Cemetery Commission
  • Charter Review Commission
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Construction Board of Appeals
  • Convention and Visitor Bureau Advisory Board
  • Drainage Advisory Board
  • Economic Development Board
  • Emergency Medical Services Board (San Marcos/Hays County)
  • Ethics Review Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Housing Authority
  • Human Services Advisory Board
  • Library Board
  • Main Street Advisory Board
  • Minority Tourism Development Board
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • San Marcos Industrial Development Corporation
  • Senior Citizen Advisory Board
  • Sunset Advisory Commission
  • Transportation Advisory Board
  • Youth Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Volunteer interest forms are kept on file for two years. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at City Hall at 393-8090.

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