NEWPORT — The City of Newport is seeking new resident and non-resident members for the Newport Recreation Committee.
The group works closely with the Parks & Recreation Department and serves as an advisory board to the Newport City Council on issues pertaining to parks and recreation in Newport.
The committee assumes a major role in developing a sense of community and enhancing the quality of life in our area by influencing the recreational future of Newport.
Members should be deeply interested in local youth and family activities, special events, sports or park facilities.
Formal education is not necessary, but some demonstrated experience, volunteerism, participation or involvement in parks and recreation programs, projects or planning is preferred.
All interested applicants must submit a brief letter of interest outlining their experience, qualifications and desire to obtain a seat on the Committee.
By giving an hour of your time once monthly, you can make a huge contribution to the community and the children and families who live here.
This is a great way to share your input and help steer the future of the City of Newport.
The Newport Recreation Committee consists of 5-9 members, of which the majority must be Newport City residents.
Members are appointed by the Newport City Council annually for two-year staggered terms.
This is a volunteer group and no members will be compensated for their committee time.
The Recreation Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Newport Municipal Building, 222 Main Street.
Onsite childcare during meetings will be available if needed.
Inquiries and letters of interest can be emailed or submitted by Monday 10/22/18 to:
Jessica Booth, Director of Parks & Recreation:
City of Newport
222 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855