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Posted on: March 11, 2013


Each of the following appointed city boards, committees and commissions has position(s) eligible for new appointment.

Airport Board
Number of positions: 1
Position currently held by: Orv Smidt
Term Length: 5 year
Residency Requirement: County
Purpose: The Airport Board gives recommendations to city staff for the management, supervision, regulations, and care for the Brookings Regional Airport. Any rules or regulations are subject to approval of the City Manager.

Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities
Vacancy: 1 (Student representative)
Position currently held by: Nadine Gjerde
Term Length: 1 year
Residency Requirement: Required for 7 members
Purpose: The Brookings Committee for People who have Disabilities strives to advocate for the rights of people who have disabilities in our community. Throughout the year, specific events are held to bring awareness and information to our citizens. Technical assistance is provided to the business community, private individuals, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. This is a service not provided by any other entity in Brookings. The goals of this service are to improve the quality of life for people who have disabilities through enhancing the knowledge base of entities in the community; and to further serve as a community-based advocacy group enhancing the ability of local entities to comply with Federal Civil Rights legislation.

Human Rights Committee
Number of positions: 1 (Student representative)
Positions currently held by: Hanna Larsen
Term Length: 1 year
Residency Requirement: Not required
Purpose: The Human Rights Committee 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 committee’s policy to eliminate discrimination in the city.

Park & Recreation Board
Vacancy: 6 (4 members and 2 student representatives)
Positions currently held by: Erik Dahl, Trent Sorbe, Brittany Kleinsasser, September Kirby, Will Bordewyk (High School representative) & Sara Bentzen (College representative)
Term Length: 3 years (except student positions – 1 year)
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.

Utility Board
Vacancy: 1
Positions currently held by: Dave Peterson
Term Length: 5 year
Residency Requirement: Required (resident & 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.

Applications for Appointment are available at the link below or at City Hall, 520 3rd Street, Suite 230, or by calling (605) 692-6281. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk not later than Friday, March 29, 2013.

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