News Release

January 12, 2011

For additional information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531



City Seeks to Fill Parks & Recreation Commission Vacancy


Meridian, ID – (January 12, 2011) – The City of Meridian is currently seeking an individual to fill a vacancy on its Parks and Recreation Commission. This commission meets the second Wednesday evening of each month at 6:00 pm at Meridian City Hall.


The Parks and Recreation Commission is a citizen advisory committee that advises the City Council on the acquisition of lands and facilities for use as parks or recreation centers; the Parks and Recreation Commission also advises on the operation, use, care and maintenance of City-owned parks and recreation areas.


Applicants must be aged 18 years old or above and reside within the Meridian city limits or its area of impact. The successful applicant will be appointed by Mayor Tammy de Weerd and confirmed by the Meridian City Council. The term will expire on October 31, 2012.


Anyone who would like to be considered for this voluntary position should complete an application form, which can be found on the City of Meridian web site ( under the City Government link or obtained from the Meridian City Clerk’s Office. In addition, a letter of interest and resume should be sent to Mayor Tammy de Weerd at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID., 83642, by Friday, January 21, 2011.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People.  For more information about Meridian, visit