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). Applications are due by Sept. 15.
There will be vacancies on the following boards and commissions:
In order to qualify for most commission appointments, you must be a resident of the city. However, the Construction Code Board of Appeals, the Health and Human Services Commission and some positions on the Public Art Commission may be open to individuals who do not reside within the city limits. Additionally, there is not a city-residency requirement on the Apache Junction Sewer District (formerly the Superstition Mountains Community Facilities District) board. There are no vacancies on that board in this cycle.
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, the release states.
Applications must be submitted 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.