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Posted on: March 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers Needed for City Boards

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The City of Brookings is seeking interested individuals to serve on the following City boards, committees, and commissions:


Airport Board

Number of positions:                1 

Term Length:                           5 years

Residency Requirement:           Residency is required for the majority of the board.  

Purpose:  The Board has the power and authority to manage, supervise, regulate and care for the Brookings Municipal Airport.


Board of Adjustment

Number of positions:                1 (2nd Alternate position)

Term Length:                           3 years

Residency Requirement:           Required or reside within Joint Jurisdictional Area

Purpose:  The Board of Adjustment has the authority to act on variances or special exceptions to the zoning ordinance.  Four of the five members must vote in the affirmative for a motion to pass.


Historic Preservation Commission

Number of positions:                1        

Term Length:                           3 years

Residency Requirement:           Required

Purpose:  The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to allow the city to engage in a comprehensive program of historic preservation to promote the inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of the citizens of Brookings through identification, documentation, preservation, promotion, and development of the city’s historic resources.


Human Rights Commission

Number of positions:                1 (College Student Representative)

Term Length:                           3 years (1 Year for College Student Representative)

Residency Requirement: Not required

Purpose:  The Human Rights Commission has the power to investigate alleging discrimination.  Other programs include:  

·       The study of the existence, character, causes and extent of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, property rights, education and   public services.  

·       Advise and provide a forum for those subjected to unfair and discriminatory practices in the City and County.  

·       Advise City officials concerning issues of discrimination.  

·       Conducting educational programs and disseminates information to further the commission’s policy to eliminate discrimination in the city.


Park & Recreation Board

Number of positions:                4 (2 full-members, 1 High School Student and 1 College Student Rep)    

Term Length:                           3 years (1 year for High School and College Student Representatives)

Residency Requirement:           Not Required

Purpose:  The Park & Recreation Board provides advice to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to assist in fulfilling the administering of the public park system, recreation programs and city forestry program.  The Board also advises the City Council and makes recommendations on matters regarding park capital improvements and planning.


Sustainability Council

Number of positions:                2 (1 full-member, 1 College Student Representative)         

Term Length:                           3 years (1 year for College Student Representative)

Residency Requirement:           Required for a majority

Purpose:  The purpose of the Sustainability Council is to investigate, propose, educate, communicate, and advocate investment strategies and policies that will improve our future quality of life while still meeting the needs of the present.


Utility Board

Number of positions:                1

Term Length:                           5 years

Residency Requirement: Required (Resident and Land Owner)

Purpose:   The Utility Board is an administrative body responsible for the management and control of the electric, water, wastewater and telephone utilities of the City of Brookings.


For more information on these appointments, or to obtain an application, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (605)692-6281 or visit .  Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.


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