Gilbert looking to fill municipal property corporation openings

The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants to fill openings on two town municipal property corporations: one opening on the Public Facilities Municipal Property Corporation and three openings on the Water Resources Municipal Property Corporation.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 1.

Municipal property corporations are legal entities established that provide a financing mechanism for certain capital improvement projects. Historically, these corporations have been used to finance debt for growth-related projects, with much of the debt service paid by system development fees.

Participation and expectations vary tremendously from year to year. In years when bonds are not sold, there is often just one annual meeting, which is required to review the annual finances for the MPC. In other years, when a bond sale is anticipated, much might be required of the MPC.

Members must reside within town limits.


Ideal candidates for either corporation will have the demonstrated abilities to understand moderately complex financial statements; to process complex information and draw reasonable conclusions; and to work effectively with other corporation members and with staff.

Interested residents can apply online at https://commissions.gilbertaz.gov/apply/ by pulling down the appropriate board from a drop-down menu.

Applications are also available at the Municipal Center at 50 E. Civic Center Drive, First Floor, Gilbert, from Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the clerk’s office at 480-503-6791.
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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