Gilbert has volunteer openings on redevelopment, parks and recreation bodies

Gilbert water tower
Gilbert is looking to fill positions on the redevelopment commission and the parks and recreation board. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

Gilbert is looking to fill positions on the redevelopment commission and the parks and recreation board. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for one volunteer position each on the town’s redevelopment commission and the parks and recreation board.

Each fills a partial term. For the redevelopment commission, the appointment will begin Feb. 22, 2022, and end Oct. 31, 2025. For the parks and recreation board, the term will last from Feb. 22, 2022, until May 12, 2024.

The redevelopment commission advises Town Council on matters related to the redevelopment area in downtown Gilbert.

Members consider new proposals for development, monitor current projects and implement the redevelopment plan. The redevelopment commission has specific powers and guidelines permitted by the state of Arizona.

Professionals in architectural and landscape design, planning, finance and related fields are sought to serve on this commission.

Members normally serve four-year terms. The commission typically meets once per month on the third Wednesday of the month or as needed.

The parks and recreation board strives to ensure that citizens of every segment of the town have opportunities to enjoy diverse leisure experiences.

The board's recommendations may encompass programming of public improvements, policy input and review, capital projects, and programs and regulations relating to park and recreation areas.

Members normally serve three-year terms. The board typically meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month or as needed.

To be qualified for either position, candidates must be qualified electors and live in the town.

Anyone interested in applying to one of the positions can do so at online at

Anyone who would like to request a paper application is asked to contact Judy Martinez at 480-503-6791 or [email protected]

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 2.

Those who would like additional information may call the Gilbert Town 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.