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Town Seeks Applications for Citizen Volunteer Boards and Committees

Post Date:03/25/2019 2:21 PM

The Town of Garner appoints citizens to serve on a number of advisory boards and commissions. Citizens who serve on these boards and commissions perform a community service using their skills, interests and initiatives to make a difference. Whether you’re interested in community appearance, recreation activities or land-use practices, the Town of Garner has opportunities for you to volunteer to share your time and talents.

Board of Adjustment: The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals from any order, decision, requirement or interpretation made by the land use administrator or other administrative officials in carrying out or enforcing any provisions of the Town of Garner Unified Development Ordinance, and to hear and to decide applicants for special use permits, special exceptions and variances. This board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Committee: This committee provides recommendations to the Town Council with regard to recreation services, facilities and fee policies. This committee meets every third Monday at 6 p.m. at the Garner Senior Center.

The Planning Commission: This commission needs members who reside outside of the Town limits and within Garner’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). This committee requires some candidates to have experience in fields such as architecture, planning, development, landscaping, the arts or other fields related to urban design or appearance. This commission meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Senior Citizens Advisory Committee: This committee serves in an advisory capacity with the Town of Garner in planning, coordinating and directing of programs and activities at the Garner Senior Center. Committee members must be eligible to participate in senior activities by being at least 55 years of age. This committee meets bimonthly every third Friday at 9 a.m. at the Garner Senior Center.

Veterans Advisory Committee: This committee operate as a public interface between Garner residents and Town officials to explore ways in which to honor and recognize the service of area veterans; assist the Town of Garner’s planning for ceremonies, observances, holidays and events honoring veterans and interact with local veterans organizations and assist in the preservation, operation, integrity, maintenance and upkeep of the Garner Veterans Memorial. The committee meets the second Monday every three months at 9 a.m. at White Deer Park Nature Center.

You can email, fax or mail your application to, fax 919-229-4052 or mail to Town of Garner, 900 7th Ave., Garner, NC 27529 Attention: Rebecca Schlichter.

You can download the application HERE.

For more detailed information, please visit the Town Boards and Committees webpage or contact Rebecca Schlichter at 919-773-4456.

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