“We are still looking for more qualified applicants who may want to serve on the committee,” said CSD Director Ray Tetreault. “Because it is such an important committee, we wanted to be sure we had the right people.”
The CSD board created three ad-hoc committees in February and solicited public volunteers to serve on those committees as a way to provide input to the board on topics of importance to the community.
The three committees are the community center committee, communications committee and the budget review committee. Each group comprises two members of the CSD board and three residents.
While the budget committee positions, chaired by directors Tetreault and Mark Simon, have yet to be filled, the board at its regular meeting on March 16 approved the other seats on the community center and communications committees.
The communications committee, chaired by President Kevin Graves and Director Chris Steele, includes local residents Amanda Dove, Chris Middleton and Jennifer Mixon. The purpose of the group is to assist the district in formulating a variety of methods of information delivery to residents, including enhancing the district’s website, public outreach, social media methods and press interaction.
On the community center committee, co-chairs Tetreault and Steele are joined by residents Sean O’Toole, Bob Abbadie and Jim Mattison. The community center committee assists the board of directors with the feasibility, planning, programming, location and ongoing operations of the proposed center.
“The whole idea behind this was to get the community involved and to solicit some great ideas from residents,” said Graves in a previous interview. “I look forward to working on the committee I am involved with and working with members of the community.”
Deadlines for applying for the finance committee are April 6. Applicants may mail their information to the town offices at 1800 Willow Lake Road or call 925-634-1131.
In other district news, for the first time the Discovery Bay town staff will be gathering a team for the upcoming Relay for Life event in June. Called the Disco Dreamers, the team is engaging in friendly competition with the Discovery Bay Yacht Club and the Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce.
The nationwide fundraising event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer and remembers those who have lost their fight against the disease.
“We want to challenge the Discovery Bay Chamber, Lions Club as well as the yacht club to form their own team so that DB can have a strong presence at the Relay for Life (RFL) and help raise funds to cure cancer,” said Rick Howard, Discovery Bay general manager. “Everybody knows someone who has suffered, and the RFL is a great opportunity to recognize the efforts of those who have suffered and won the battle, and to pay respect to those we have lost.”
For more information about joining a local team, call committee at 925-550-1182.