Gilbert seeking to fill transportation task force openings

The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for three positions on its Citizens Transportation Task Force.

The task force is an advisory body for transportation projects and issues, including on arterial streets, intersections, bicyclists, pedestrians, trail crossings and traffic management systems.

Members review and provide input on Gilbert’s overall transportation system to address needs in the areas of safety, traffic congestion mitigation, economic development and investment, and advanced traffic management systems.

Most upcoming tasks will be in preparation for a potential November 2021 transportation and infrastructure bond election.

Participation may range from monthly to weekly meetings. Members of the task force will likely serve through the end of 2021 or until advising is completed on the assigned transportation projects and issues if town council assigns no other tasks.

Members must reside within the town limits. Each member represents a specific area of Gilbert. The areas that have need include:

  • Northwest Gilbert Area between Arizona Avenue and Gilbert Road, Warner to Baseline

  • San Tan Village Area between Greenfield and Power Roads, Pecos to Loop 202-SanTan Freeway

  • South Gilbert Area: Val Vista Drive to Queen Creek boundary, Hunt Highway to Chandler Heights

Anyone interested in applying for the task force may complete the application at

Applications are also available at the Municipal Center, 50 East Civic Center Drive, first floor, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. Jan. 4.

Anyone who would like additional information can 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.


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