Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nearly 100 Seats on City Boards are Vacant

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

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By the end of July, there will 95 vacancies on city boards and commissions, and Mayor A C Wharton's office is hoping to fill many at a special event Friday night.

The city is hosting "Get On Board," a campaign designed to attract new members for spots on boards, at MPACT Memphis (506 S. Main) on July 29th from 6 to 8 p.m.

“As I have said throughout my time in public service, our government is only as strong, accountable, and progressive as the citizens make it,” said Wharton. “From MATA to the Sports Authority to the Joint Board of Appeals, and all the others, these bodies act in a very important advisory role to my administration, our divisions directors, and the city council."

Available positions include seats on the Memphis Animal Services Advisory Board, the City Beautiful Commission, the Memphis & Shelby County Airport Authority, and the Center City Commission. Click here for a full list of vacancies.

Check out the "Get On Board" Facebook page for more information on Friday night's event.

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