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Denver Water Seeks New Citizens Advisory Committee Members
Denver Water’s Citizens Advisory Committee, the 10-member volunteer committee that facilitates public involvement for Denver Water policies and programs, is seeking three new members. The CAC has openings for two citizen representatives from the City and County of Denver and one representative from a Public Interest Group.
To qualify for the Denver representative, applicants must reside within the city limits of Denver and be a customer of Denver Water. To qualify for the public interest position, an applicant can live either inside or outside Denver, but must be supplied with water through Denver Water – either directly or through a suburban water distributor. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and have been Colorado residents for at least five years. All positions are three-year terms that start January 2015 and go through December 2017.
Information about the CAC and application forms is available online. Applications are due Thursday, Oct. 2nd. The CAC will interview selected candidates via phone or in person on Thursday, Nov. 20th. Following the interview, the committee will send two nominations for each position to the Denver Board of Water Commissioners for final selection.
For more information about the CAC and these positions, contact Heather Stauffer at Denver Water at 303-628-6663 or Heather.Stauffer@DenverWater.org.
RTD Recruiting Members for FasTracks Advisory Committee
RTD district residents interested in volunteering on the FasTracks Citizens Advisory Committee are encouraged to submit a brief application letter and resume to Dale.Honor@RTD-Denver.com by the close of business October 17.
The 17-member committee is comprised of citizens who have a passion for community engagement and are interested in public transit issues. Members are appointed to three-year staggered terms. Read more here.
Denver Asian Pacific American Commission Seeks Candidates
The mission of the Denver Asian Pacific American Commission (DAPAC) is to support, liaise and facilitate communication and coordination between the Asian Pacific American (APA) community in Denver, the Agency for Human Rights & Community Relations and the office of the Mayor of Denver.
It is the Commission’s objective to act as a catalyst, educator, collective voice, and respond to issues and/or advocate based on community assessment of need, and create awareness and visibility of the Asian Pacific American community.
DAPAC’s areas of focus for the APA community are:
- Jobs and economic development
- Youth (up to 24 yrs old)
- Commission Infrastructure
DAPAC commissioner responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- tracking legislation recommending local policy to the mayor as it affects the local APA community;
- developing partnerships with service providers in Denver in order to actively engage the local community and elected officials;
- raising funds for local educational forums, networking activities and special projects which are community-based and APA-focused in Denver;
- developing media strategies to promote community awareness of APA issues and to outreach for community volunteers; and
- outreaching to engage isolated, at-risk APAs and referring resources.
Every DAPAC member is required to attend 85% of meetings per year and put in at least 5 hours of subcommittee work each month.
DAPAC meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:30 – 10:00am at Woodbury Branch Library, 3265 Federal Blvd. Interested applicants should submit the attached application and resume by close of business, October 10, 2014. The application can also be accessed via DAPAC’s webpage at www.denvergov.org/AsianPacificAmerican.