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Applicants sought for citizen advisory groups

Applications are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 7, for openings on Woodbury advisory boards and commissions. Citizens appointed to these groups serve on a volunteer basis. The term is for three years in most instances.

"Citizens who are members of advisory groups play an important role in city government," said Mayor Bill Hargis. "They make recommendations to the city council regarding parks, development proposals, environmental issues and much more.

"Woodbury has been very fortunate in having applicants who bring relevant experience and expertise to these volunteer positions."

This year, there will be 12 openings on the city's advisory boards. In some instances, incumbents are eligible for reappointment.

The groups are:

• Economic Development Authority

• Economic Development Commission

• Environmental Advisory Commission

• Park and Recreation Commission

• Planning Commission

Woodbury residents who are interested in serving on any of these advisory commissions may call the Administration Department, (651) 714-3500, to request an application.

The form also is available on the city's website at

The deadline for returning completed applications is Friday, Nov. 7.

The city council will interview applicants on Dec. 1 and 4.

Criteria for evaluation include: personal and professional experience which may relate to the subject areas of the board or commission; knowledge of the community; knowledge of city government process; contribution to creating or maintaining a diversity of membership with respect to geographic location, gender or race; experience from similar appointments.

New appointees begin their terms in January.