Mayor's Message: Residents Invited to Apply for Volunteer Committees

By Mayor Trent Staggs

In an effort to better leverage the talent of the community, I’m thrilled to announce the creation of several new volunteer committees. The committees have been created to assist city leaders in implementing our priorities and will be formed in the following areas: 1) community events, 2) economic development, 3) emergency preparedness and 4) parks, recreation and trails.

We know that we have amazing talent and expertise in our community and we’re hoping to tap into that talent and expertise in these specific areas to help us achieve the city’s strategic objectives. The committees will all be volunteer-based and citizen-led. This essentially means that much of the thought process in advancing our city in these key areas will be brought closer to citizens.

The committees, established by the city council through Resolution No. 18-34 this year, will play an important role in advising me and other city leaders in key areas. They will each have unique roles and objectives that will be established and clearly defined. Each committee will meet quarterly at minimum and will have seven voting members.

I would invite anyone with skills relevant to the committee areas or those who have a strong desire to serve to apply. We are asking each applicant to submit a resume in addition to a letter of interest outlining why each applicant would be a good fit for the committee they are applying for.

The deadline to apply is June 15. Apply online at rivertoncity.com/committees. Please help spread the word!