Northwest NEWS

January 17, 2000

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City of Bothell to host fourth annual Community Involvement Fair

   All Bothell area residents are invited to attend the fourth annual Community Involvement Fair to be held on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bothell City Council Chambers, 18305 - 101st Ave. NE, Bothell.

   The Fair is an informal open house designed to highlight volunteer opportunities on the City's eight boards and commissions. Interested citizens are urged to come and learn how they can participate in their home town government by serving on a City Board or Commission. Local boards and commissions make decisions and recommendations that can shape the future of the Bothell community.

   Citizen input and participation on these boards and commissions is strongly encouraged, as this participation helps the local government meet the needs of the community it serves more successfully. Written information regarding the objective of each of the boards; their membership requirements; and the frequency, time, and location of their meetings will be available. Current Board and Commission members and City Manager Jim Thompson will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.

   There are currently 11 positions on the following boards and commissions to be filled: Civil Service Commission, one full-term vacancy; Park and Recreation Board, one full-term vacancy; two full-term vacancies and one partial-term vacancy; Shorelines Hearings Board, one full-term vacancy and one partial term vacancy; Library Advisory Board, one full-term vacancy; Board of Adjustment, one full-term vacancy; Landmark Preservation Board, one full-term vacancy; and the LEOFF 1 Disability Retirement Board, one partial-term vacancy.

   Applications for Board or Commission membership are being accepted at City Hall through Friday, Feb. 11. The City Council will conduct interviews for the board and Commission positions on Monday, March 13, with appointments scheduled for Monday March 20. Appointments to partial-term vacancies will take effect immediately on the date of the appointment. Appointments to full-term vacancies will take effect on April 1, 2000.