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New Neighborhood Advisory Council Seeking Members

Applications Due January 21


Applications are currently being accepted for the 13 members who will comprise the newly- created Neighborhood Advisory Council. The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) will support the resident focus on neighborhood issues including resident advocacy, youth voice, community outreach, resident participation, and will serve as a vehicle for resolution of neighborhood issues. It will provide a vehicle for community input and assist in the mobilization of area resources to help meet neighborhood-related interests and needs of the community.

The NAC will report to City Council and will advise the Neighborhood and Outreach Services section (NOS) of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The NOS provides programs and outreach services to strengthen families, improve outcomes for children and youth, enhance neighborhoods and create stronger communities. The NOS focuses on building community networks and collaborations to increase delivery of necessary services to the target neighborhoods: Eastside, Lower Eastside, Laguna, West Downtown, Westside, and Lower Westside.

Advisory Council applicants must be City residents: 8 members from the Westside, Lower Westside, West Downtown, Eastside, Lower Eastside, and Laguna neighborhoods and 5 members at large. Of the thirteen members, the City Council may appoint up to three youth 16 years or older. The length of term is four years. The NAC will meet monthly.

For complete details and an application form, due no later than January 21, go to the form online or call the City Clerk’s office at 564-5309.

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