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Duarte Seeks Volunteers to Fill City Commissions; Informational Dinner to Be Held on September 26

To facilitate the recruitment process and prepare applicants to serve on commissions, the City staff will be conducting a “City Commissioner Informational Workshop” for current commissioners and interested persons on September 26 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Duarte Community Center.  The two-hour event features an overview of commissioner responsibilities and roles, and will be followed by dinner. 


The City of Duarte will begin accepting applications beginning October 2nd to fill 16 positions on its six City Commissions. Duarte citizens interested in serving on a commission will have until November 30, 2017 to apply.


Commission applications must be received by the City Manager’s Office at Duarte City Hall, 1600 Huntington Drive by 6:00 p.m. on November 30. Application forms will be available at City Hall, Public Safety, the Duarte Teen and Senior Centers, or and on the City’s website: www.accessduarte.com.  The expiration of 2017 terms for current commissioners is December 31.


City Councilmembers will interview applicants beginning at 4:00 p.m. on December 4, and again on December 5. Appointments will be announced at the City Council meeting on December 12, 2017, with new commissioners formally taking their oaths of office at the first meeting in January, 2018.


Six commissions offer interested citizens a variety of opportunities to serve their community in an advisory capacity to the City Council. Positions are available on the Planning Commission (3), Public Safety Commission (2), Parks and Recreation Commission (3), Economic Development Commission (3), Traffic Safety Commission, (3) and the Public Services Commission (2).


For more information about how to apply for a commission or about commission service in general, call the Duarte City Manager’s office at (626) 357-7931, ext. 221.