For Immediate Release
September 23, 2022
CONTACT: Bill Evans, Communications and Marketing Manager
City Seeks Civic-Minded Community Members to Fill 19 Seats on City Boards and Commissions
WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The City of Wilsonville is recruiting applicants interested in serving on the City boards and commissions that provide guidance and oversight of City programs.
New terms begin in January 2023 for 19 open seats on six City boards. Members typically attend evening meetings (no more than once a month) and assist in making policy recommendations to the City Council.
“Anyone passionate about community involvement should consider applying,” Wilsonville Mayor Julie Fitzgerald said. “The valuable leadership, insight and oversight that our board members provide helps Wilsonville sustain its high quality of life.”
Positions to be filled include:
- One seat on the Budget Committee
- One seat on the Planning Commission
- Two seats on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
- Three seats on the Kitakata Sister City Advisory Board
- Five seats on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board
- Seven seats on the Development Review Board
Diversity within the City’s Boards and Commissions is critical to ensure that City policies and programs serve people of every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability. People of all races, genders, ages and nationalities are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants are to be interviewed by Mayor Fitzgerald, who makes appointment recommendations to City Council that must be approved by a majority vote.
The application deadline, for new applicants as well as those existing members seeking re-appointment, is Sunday, October 30. Applications are available and may be completed online at ci.wilsonville.or.us/boardsapp.
For additional information on applying for board service, contact Kimberly Veliz, City Recorder, at 503-570-1506; firstname.lastname@example.org.