County needs to fill 5 advisory panels

Mesa County is looking for local residents to apply to serve on a number of commissioner-appointed advisory panels, boards or commissions.

Mesa County commissioners would like to fill different positions on five volunteer boards.

■ The Board of Trustees of the Mesa County Library District, which adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws and policies as well as conducts long-term planning and evaluates the library director, is looking for someone to commit one day a month for a five-year term.

■ The Mesa County Planning Commission has an opening for someone with knowledge of zoning and general land use to assist in reviewing land use and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. Seven members and three alternates serve three-year terms.

■ The Agricultural Advisory Panel, established by the Right to Farm and Ranch Policy and the Mesa County Developmental Code, assists the Board of Commissioners in resolving agricultural-related issues.

Those interested must be residents of Mesa County and have a working knowledge of production agriculture. This panel, comprised of five members and two alternates that serve two-year terms, meets when necessary.

■ The Board of Adjustment responsible for hearing appeals of administrative decisions and reviewing zoning variances also has an opening. This board meets when necessary and is comprised of five members and two alternates. Terms last three years.

■ The Emergency Medical Service Council has an opening to assist in advising commissioners on matters relating to the service. The goal is to continually improve services. The council has 11 members from various specialties and meets on the third Monday of each month.

Applications can be found at

For information on, visit   www. and quick search Volunteering or call Administration at 244-1885.


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