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City seeks volunteers for boards, commissions

Getting the “voice of the public” into decision-making is very important to the City of Yuma, and this is a role filled by volunteer members of various boards and commissions within the City. City residents are invited to apply for one of several current board and commission openings.

The City currently has openings and is seeking City resident volunteers to apply for positions on the following boards and commissions:

  • Community Tree Board (3 vacancies)
  • Clean and Beautiful Commission (1 vacancy)
  • Merit System Board (1 vacancy)
  • Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission (1 vacancy)

Additionally, the Residential Advisory Board has openings for one mechanical contractor and one general contractor to apply for one vacancy each.

Any person who lives within Yuma's City limits may serve on a board or commission. Several boards of a more technical nature require one or more members to have specific technical expertise. In order to be considered for a board or commission, a Boards and Commissions application must be filed in the City Clerk's Office.

When an opening occurs due to resignation or term expiration, City Council appoints an individual from the list of applications on file in the Office of the Mayor and Council. The individual is selected based on education, work experience and civic involvement as listed on the application. Formal appointment occurs at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting.