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Residents Encouraged to Apply to Serve on Fargo’s Planning & Human Relations Commissions

06/04/2018

The City of Fargo currently has one opening on its Planning Commission and two openings on its Human Relations Commission. Residents are encouraged to apply for appointment by visiting www.FargoND.gov/GettingInvolved.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on June 11 and applying before that date is encouraged and appreciated.

Name of Board: Planning Commission

Opening(s): One (1) Commissioner

Meeting Logistics:

  • First Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m.
  • Brown Bag third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m.

Average Time Commitment: Four to eight (4-8) hours per month

Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in public hearings on Planning entitlements (subdivisions, zone changes, conditional use permits, for example) including listening to presentations by staff and applicants; listening to public comments; asking questions of staff, applicants, and the public; discussion with other Commissioners during the meeting; voting on a recommendation.
  2. Read staff reports and other project-related materials.
  3. Participate in committee assignments representing the Planning Commission on other City or metro-wide boards and commissions.
  4. Commissioners may receive direct contact from applicants and the public.

Name of Board: Fargo Human Relations Commission

Opening(s): Two (2) Commissioners

__Meeting Logistics:__Third Thursday of every other month (except Jan.) at 12:00 p.m.

Average Time Commitment: One to three (1-3) hours per month

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership in the areas of civil rights.
  2. Encourage and educate the public in the promotion of civil rights.
  3. Identify issues of principal concern to members of the community in the area of civil rights and to recommend priorities and objectives to the board of city commissioners.
  4. Encourage adherence to federal and state laws regarding civil rights, including Chapter 14-02.4 of the North Dakota Century Code, through education, conciliation and mediation.

In addition to these openings, residents are encouraged to research and apply for appointment to any of the boards, commissions and committees for consideration in the event of future vacancies.

Mayor Tim Mahoney stated, “We are actively seeking applicants with backgrounds and experiences to effectively represent the people of Fargo. Please consider serving your city.”