Mayor Bieter calls for student applications to serve on city boards and commissions

ImageGenMayor Bieter today opened the application period for the annual Students on Boards and Commissions program. Boise teens interested in serving on city boards and commissions during the 2014-15 school year must submit their applications by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 9th.

The Students on Boards and Commissions program gives high-school students the opportunity to help make important decisions for the community by serving on one of the city’s many boards and commissions. Student board appointments will run from September 2014 through May 2015. All positions are voluntary and unpaid, and are open to any high-school applicants residing within Boise city limits.

“It is rare for students to have the opportunity to engage directly in the management of our government,” Mayor Bieter said. “Real world experience like this is enriching both for the students, who get to learn about the many different aspects of local government, and for the boards and committee that benefit from hearing the student’s perspective.”

Boards and commissions with student placement opportunities are Airport, Arts & History, Design Review, Development Impact Fee Advisory, Historic Preservation, Housing Authority, Library, Mayor’s Council on Children and Youth, Parks & Recreation, and Planning and Zoning.

Position descriptions and an application form are available for download from the City of Boise web site at www.cityofboise.org. Please submit applications to Sandy Musser at smusser@cityofboise.org; via fax: 384-4420; or mail: Office of the Mayor, P.O Box 500, Boise, ID 83701-500. For more information, please contact Sandy at the above email or at 384-4422.

The application form and a description of each board and commission are linked below.

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