District V Supervisor Federal Glover has announced openings for District V representatives on seven county commissions. Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Supervisors based on the recommendation of the District V supervisor.
Interested individuals should contact Glover's office at 925-427-8138 (toll free from East County: 925-634-5915) to obtain an application form or additional information. Completed applications must be received in Glover's office by the close of business Friday, Aug. 15.
Bay Point Redevelopment Project Area Committee
The committee provides advice and information to the Board of Supervisors on issues and activities occurring within the Bay Point Redevelopment area and works closely with members of the Bay Point Municipal Advisory Council on development applications and economic development within the Redevelopment zone. Members serve without compensation. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For additional information, call Jim Kennedy at 925-335-1255.
Bethel Island Municipal Advisory Council
The council provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors relative to planning issues and services provided to Bethel Island, such as public health, public works and land use planning. Council members do not receive compensation. The council meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The term for the current opening ends Dec. 31, 2008.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Commission
The commission provides the Board of Supervisors with information and advice on fire protection matters, reviews the operations, goals and objectives of the district, and serves as liaison with the community. Commissioners meet bi-monthly on the second Monday. The term of the current opening, for an Alternate position, ends June 30, 2009. For additional information, call Chief Keith Richter at 925-941-3500.
Countywide Youth Commission
The commission, comprised of 25 youth between the ages of 12 and 18, gives the youth of Contra Costa County a voice and the power to make changes in their communities. Commissions learn firsthand about how government works and become part of the political process. Terms for the two openings on the commission expire Aug. 31, 2009. For additional information, call Joan Tomasini at 925-472-5773.
Family and Children's Services Advisory Committee
The committee advises the Board of Supervisors, county administrator and Employment and Human Services director in the area of welfare and related services. It evaluates the effectiveness of current and proposed social welfare programs and/or legislation, interprets the problems of public welfare to the county's citizens, and identifies problems that impinge on low-income residents, such as housing, transportation, education and employment opportunities. The committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For additional information, call Mary Kay Miller at 925-313-1614.
Fish and Wildlife Committee
The committee advises the Board of Supervisors on fish and wildlife issues in the county, addresses issues involving the enforcement of the county's fish and game laws and regulations, and makes recommendations regarding the expenditure of funds from the Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund. The term of this opening expires Feb. 28, 2009. For additional information, call John Kopchik at 925-355-1227.
Mobile Homes Advisory Committee
The committee discusses issues concerning the county's mobile home parks. The board comprises four members representing mobile home park owners and managers, four members representing tenants and three members representing the public. The current opening is for a tenant representative seat. The board meets on the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.