Gilbert looking to fill four spots on town parks and recreation board

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The town of Gilbert is looking for applicants for its parks and recreation board. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The town of Gilbert is looking for applicants for its parks and recreation board. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for four positions on its parks and recreation board.

The ideal candidate, according to the town, should be able to view issues from a big picture and longer-term perspective, be an advocate for parks and recreation in the community, be knowledgeable about the benefits that parks and recreation services provide a community, interact with citizens on parks and recreation issues, and have ongoing citizen-neighborhood contact on issues related to the board.

Three of the board terms will begin May 18, 2021, and end May 12, 2024. One term is a partial term that will begin May 18, 2021, and end May 12, 2023.

Residents interested in being considered can apply online at https://commissions.gilbertaz.gov/apply.

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


The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 p.m. April 11. Additional information is available by calling the Gilbert Town 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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