“Serving on a County Board or Commission is an excellent opportunity for area residents to become actively involved with local government and provide valuable insight on important issues” said Supervisor Carbajal. “I encourage those with an interest serving on one of these commissions to consider applying for one of the vacancies.”

Applicants must reside within the First District of Santa Barbara County. The following is a brief description of the subject commissions:

* Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Problems: Advises the County and the public on matters relating to County alcohol and drug programs including; budget, strategic planning and programming. Open to all members of the public including those who have received drug and/or alcohol treatment or rehabilitation services.

* Commission for Women: Advises the Board of Supervisors in critical areas affecting women that include, but are not limited to, employment, housing, education, legal issues, sexual assault, discrimination, domestic violence, health and childcare.

* Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee: Advises the Board of Supervisors and other County Departments on issues relating to preservation and interpretation of historic sites and structures in the county unincorporated area. Applicants should have knowledge or experience with land use issues, architecture and local history.

For an application form, visit the County website at: http://www.countyofsb.org/ceo/cob/documents/Application_Boards_and_Commissions.pdf or call Supervisor Carbajal’s office at 568-2186.

Application deadline for consideration is January 13, 2012.


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