Northwest NEWS

February 21, 2000

Editorial

An open letter to members of the Bothell community

   I am writing this letter to you in the spirit of citizen involvement in governing the City of Bothell. Citizen participation in local governance through its advisory and quasi-judicial boards is a key element to a community's vitality.

   There are some current and several upcoming vacancies on our boards and commissions, as follows: three vacancies on the Planning Commission; two on the Shorelines Hearings Board; and one each on the Board of Adjustment, Parks & Recreation Board, Landmark Preservation Board, Library Advisory Board, and LEOFF-1 Disability Retirement Board. Currently, we have fewer applicants for these positions than we do vacancies.

   My request to each of you, as citizens of our community, is this: Please take an active role in recruiting members of our community to serve on our boards and commissions. The benefits of volunteer service to both the City and citizens are many. Please contact anyone you know who may have an interest in serving our community and invite them to apply for one of these vacancies.

   The deadline to file applications has been extended to Friday, March 10, 2000, with interviews scheduled for Monday, March 27, and appointments on Monday, April 3. Application forms and information about each board and commission are available from the City Clerk's office, located at Bothell City Hall, 18305 101st Avenue NE, Bothell. Questions regarding the recruitment process may be directed to City Clerk JoAnne Trudel, (425) 486-3256.

Michael W. Noblet, Mayor of Bothell