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Apache Junction accepting applications for board, commission vacancies

Posted 8/30/21

The city of Apache Junction is seeking applicants for various boards and commissions.

Serving on a board or commission provides an opportunity to work closely with other citizens and the city …

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Apache Junction accepting applications for board, commission vacancies

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The city of Apache Junction is seeking applicants for various boards and commissions.

Serving on a board or commission provides an opportunity to work closely with other citizens and the city council to help make decisions about the future of the city, according to a release.

Board and commission members are appointed by council after submission of an application and a council interview during a work session meeting. Appointments are unpaid and serve a fixed term. Terms vary by board and commission.

The following is a list of current vacancies and the term lengths:

  • Board of Adjustment (two three-year term positions open)
  • Construction Board of Appeals (one three-year term position open additional vacancy that will expire in 2023)
  • Health and Human Services (two three-year term positions)
  • Industrial Development Authority (two six-year term positions open and one vacancy expiring in 2026)
  • Library Board (two three-year term positions and additional vacancy expiring in 2022)
  • Municipal Property Corp. (one three-year term position)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission (three three-year term positions)
  • Planning and Zoning Commission (two three-year term positions)
  • Public Art Commission (one vacancy that expires in 2022)

All appointments require residency within the city of Apache Junction with the exception of the Construction Code Board of Appeals, the Health and Human Services Commission and some positions on the Public Art Commission.

While it is helpful if you have some experience or knowledge about the board or commission on which you wish to serve, the desire to contribute your talents, ideas and opinions to enhance the community is most important. Time commitments vary based on the specific appointment; some meet monthly while others meet on an as-needed basis.

Applications must be submitted online by midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 15 and can be found at apachejunctionaz.gov/boards. Additional information on the city’s boards and commissions is also available online.

For those who do not have access to a computer, applications can be submitted online using a public computer available at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road.

Candidates are scheduled to be interviewed and appointed at council meetings in October. For additional information or assistance, call the city clerk’s office at 480-474-5070.

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