Meridian Seeks Applicants for Three Commissions: Parks, Historic Preservation and Transportation

MERIDIAN – The City of Meridian is currently accepting applications for individuals interested in serving on the Parks and Recreation Commission or the Historic Preservation Commission. Both terms run through October 31, 2021. In addition, there is an opening for an individual to serve on the Meridian Transportation Commission for a term that runs through May 31, 2019.

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 commission also advises on the operation, use, care and maintenance of City-owned parks and recreation areas. Commissioners meet the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Meridian City Hall. 

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) works to preserve the character and fabric of historically-significant areas and structures within the City of Meridian, in order to honor and preserve its rich heritage for future generations. Applicants must be aged 18 years or older and preference will be given to applicants who have professional training or experience in architecture, history, architectural history, urban planning, archaeology, engineering, law or other historic preservation related disciplines. HPC meets the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at Meridian City Hall.

The Transportation Commission is a forum for transportation planning and project development, including the advancement of a safe, efficient and multi-modal transportation network relating to roads, transit corridors, bike lanes, sidewalks, pathways and lighting. Meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Meridian City Hall. Meridian residents, business owners, and employees of Meridian businesses are eligible to serve on the Transportation Commission. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have an interest in transportation planning and traffic safety. While selecting candidates, City officials will strive to choose candidates who represent different geographic areas of Meridian.

The successful applicants will be appointed by Mayor Tammy de Weerd and confirmed by the Meridian City Council. More information about these voluntary positions and a link to application forms can be found here. Along with the application, 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, September 21, 2018.


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