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Beaverton committees seek new members

Applications for openings on 16 panels are due by Oct. 7

The city of Beaverton is looking for volunteers for most of its boards, commissions and committees.

In all, there are 16 groups seeking new members. Those members advise the city on a wide array of issues. Some of the panels also may host public events or create advisory plans.

“It’s important that people get involved in Beaverton,” Mayor Denny Doyle said. “The volunteers on our boards and commissions help shape the city’s future, and some go on to serve as elected officials.”

In making appointments, the Beaverton City Council will give preference to applicants who live inside the city limits. Residency will be a requirement for service on the Budget Committee, Social Service Funding Committee and Traffic Commission.

The full list of boards, commissions and committees that are currently recruiting new members is:

• Beaverton Arts Commission

• Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement

• Beaverton Council on Aging

• Bicycle Advisory Committee

• Board of Construction Appeals

• Budget Committee

• Diversity Advisory Board 

• Human Rights Advisory Commission

• Library Advisory Board

• Planning Commission

• Sister Cities Advisory Board

• Social Services Funding Committee

• Sustainability Advisory Board

• Traffic Commission

• Urban Renewal Advisory Committee

• Visioning Advisory Committee

Boards and commissions members are appointed by the council to serve 1- to 3-year terms beginning in January. Applicants are encouraged to attend the meetings of any board that interests them. To view current meeting schedules, learn more about city boards and commissions or apply online, visit the city's website.

Applications are due Wednesday, Oct. 7.