Northwest NEWS

February 21, 2000

Front Page

Bothell Mayor Noblet asks for volunteers

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   BOTHELL--Mayor Mike Noblet has appealed to people's sense of civic duty, as he and the Bothell City Council try to fill vacancies on various advisory and quasi-judicial boards.

   Qualified candidates are needed for three positions 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 the LEOFF-1 Disability Retirement Board.

   Noblet recently wrote an open letter to Bothell citizens, appealing to their sense of community and lauding the benefits that volunteer service provides to the City and the volunteers.

   "The civic responsibility or desire people have traditionally had is being taken up by too many other things," said Noblet. "People have so many time commitments: TV, attending their kids' games, the Internet. I've never been much of a football fan, so the civic duty on Monday night (City Council meetings) is my Monday Night Football."

   The application deadline for the positions has been extended to Friday, March 10, 2000. Interviews will be scheduled for Monday, Mar. 27, and appointments will be announced on Monday, Apr. 3. Application forms and information about each board are available from the City Clerk Division at Bothell City Hall, 18305 101st Ave. NE.

   Interested parties should direct questions about the recruitment process to City Clerk JoAnne Trudel at 425-486-3256.