Applications are now available to fill several open seats on the St. Joseph Planning Commission, Park Board and Economic Development Authority.
Residents who are interested in applying can download the application on the city’s website, www.cityofstjoseph.com. The deadline to apply is Dec. 21.
There are three open seats on the city’s planning commission. These seats are held by commission chairwoman Sister Kathleen Kalinowski and member Ross Rieke, whose terms expire in January; and one additional open seat, according to the city’s website. Planning commission members serve for three years.
The planning commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at city hall. It’s an advisory board that manages city growth through implementation of the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance, according to the city’s website.
The St. Joseph Park Board will also have two vacancies come January. Sharon Young and Lonnie Abbot’s terms expire next year. The five-member board is charged with helping the city provide well-maintained parks, open space and trail systems to the community. Park board members serve three-year terms and meet the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at city hall.
There is one opening on the EDA. The EDA is a five-member board appointed by the mayor and city council. Members meet at 5 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at city hall. Board members serve for seven years.
The areas of focus for the EDA include infrastructure development, business recruitment, workforce development and market development. The city contracts with Municipal Development Group for administrative services and the consultant serves as EDA director.
Questions about the application process can be directed to City Administrator Judy Weyrens at 320-363-7201.