Gilbert looking to fill new Community Engagement Task Force positions

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Gilbert Town Council has created a Community Engagement Task Force to tackle issues in town. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Town Council has created a Community Engagement Task Force to tackle issues in town. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for nine positions on the newly created Gilbert Community Engagement Task Force.

Appointees may serve full terms of two years or partial terms.

The Community Engagement Task Force will provide a forum where matters of social welfare and community concern may be presented, discussed, and collaborated upon to address concerns within the town of Gilbert. Council identified the areas of focus as domestic violence, human and sex trafficking, mental health, suicide prevention, homelessness, low-income challenge, and ensuring Gilbert is a kind, welcoming and inclusive community.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about continuing to develop Gilbert’s welcoming community and fostering a sense of belonging to all, according to the town. The candidate will display a commitment to strengthening the bonds that unite the community and be willing to serve as a leader in growing “Gilbert Kindness” through positive solutions that address the challenges facing residents.

Members are unpaid volunteers and must be Gilbert residents. The task force will, at a minimum, meet monthly.


Each member must champion one of the task force's focus areas.

Those interested in filling the task force positions can apply online at https://commissions.gilbertaz.gov/apply/

Those who would like to request a paper application should contact Judy Martinez at 480-503-6791 or [email protected] .

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 23, 2021.

An initial review of applications will be done at that time. Based on the number of applications received, the application date may be extended.

Anyone who would like additional information may call the Clerk’s Office at 480-503-6791.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.