Edina, Minn., Dec. 26, 2018 – The City of Edina seeks applicants for three of its 10 advisory boards and commissions, as well as the local Complete Count Committee for Census 2020. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 31.
There will be open positions on the Arts & Culture Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission and Human Rights & Relations Commission. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and own or rent in Edina to participate. Most appointments are three years in length and begin March 1. Appointments will be made in February.
“We are always excited to have multiple perspectives from those serving on our boards and commissions, so I really encourage anyone who is interested to submit an application. It’s not necessary to have a particular background or experience other than the interest to serve the Edina community and support the City Council,” said Community Engagement Coordinator MJ Lamon. “It’s a rewarding way to give back.”
This year, the City is also organizing a Complete County Committee (CCC). The CCC program is key to creating awareness in communities all across the country. When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census. Through collaborative partnerships, the U.S. Census Bureau and community leaders can reach the shared goal of counting everyone in 2020.
- CCCs utilize local knowledge, influence, and resources to educate communities and promote the census through locally based, targeted outreach efforts.
- CCCs provide a vehicle for coordinating and nurturing cooperative efforts between local governments, communities and the Census Bureau.
- CCCs help the Census Bureau get a complete count in 2020 through partnerships with local governments and community organizations.
To learn more or to apply, visit EdinaMN.gov/apply_bc. For more information about City of Edina boards and commissions, contact Lamon at 952-826-0360 or MLamon@EdinaMN.gov.