Don't hold back now. If you were waiting to be asked, ask yourself: Is it time to give back?
The City Council has extended the deadline for Los Altos residents to apply for appointment to several open commissions and a committee. Los Altos runs, in large part, through its volunteers.
"We have received approximately 10 applications thus far and would love to get as many as we can," said City Clerk Jon Maginot.
There's even a joint committee to honor unsung volunteers in our communities (Los Altos and Los Altos Hills), to make sure credit is given to those often overlooked. That's how important volunteerism is in Los Altos.
And, a note to Los Altos Hills residents: The Library Commission, the Senior Commission and the Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community
Volunteer Service Awards Committee are open to LAH residents and you apply through Town Clerk Deborah Padovan. See www.losaltoshills.ca.gov and email email@example.com.
Here is the description from Los Altos City Clerk Maginot:
Commission members serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council and help address a variety of community needs.
Commission members are essential to the City's commitment to developing policies and services whichreflect the needs and values of the community. In carrying out responsibilities, commission members will work closely with fellow commission members, the City Council, and staff – all of which play a critical role in the City organization.
Applications for the following Commissions are now being accepted:
- Environmental Commission
- Historical Commission
- Public Arts Commission
- Senior Commission
- Library Commission
- Parks and Recreation Commission
- Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community
Volunteer Service Awards Committee
Applicants must be residents of the City of Los Altos to be considered for appointment.For moreinformation regarding the specific focus of each commission, please visit www.losaltosca.gov.
Interested parties are encouraged to visit the City website to review agendas and minutes from recentmeetings in order to gain familiarity with current issues under consideration, as well as the advisorybody’s current goals.
The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 15, 2013.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Applications are to be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, located at One North San Antonio Road in Los Altos.
For more information, please visit www.losaltosca.gov or call (650) 947-2720.