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West St. Paul volunteer committees have open slots that will be filled by City Council and the mayor in the coming months. After a series of reappointments in January, there are five open seats, with a need for members from Wards 1 and 2.
- Planning Commission: 2 open seats; priority to Ward 2, then Ward 1
- Environmental Committee: 1 open seats; priority to Ward 2, then Ward 1
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee: 2 open seats; priority to Ward 1, then Ward 2
If you’re not sure which ward you’re in, the city has a handy ward map.
Apply now: You can apply online through the city website.
Timeline: Applications are due March 3. City Council will interview applicants and consider appointments at the March 13 meeting.
Process: Planning Commission appointments are made by the mayor, while Environmental Committee and Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee appointments are made by the Council as a whole (though for an added wrinkle, Parks & Recreation committee members are nominated by the Council members representing wards with vacancies.)
What Do Committees Do?
For more on what each committee does, see our interviews with former committee chairs:
- Planning Commission
- Environmental Committee
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
- Charter Commission (no openings at this time)
There are other opportunities to volunteer in West St. Paul, including the Smith Avenue Revitalization Committee, which will likely be reformed soon with the coming realignment of the Smith and Dodd intersection and nearby development opportunities.
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