Adairsville seeking applicants for advisory boards
by Jason Lowrey
Aug 24, 2014 | 1313 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When the Adairsville City Council passed a resolution on establishing an appointment procedure to various city advisory boards Aug. 14, it effectively reset many of them to a like-new status. With so many openings — at least 20 at the moment — the city is looking for qualified residents interested in serving the community.

City Manager Pam Madison said the resolution was necessary to establish guidelines for serving on an advisory board as well as clear out some expired or invalid memberships.

“What the council’s trying to do is encourage community participation in the city’s advisory boards and there’s some that are fully appointed by the city council and then there are some county boards that the council has appointments to,” Madison said. “So we’ve developed a policy and an application so we can make sure folks are vetted, that they meet whatever their requirements is of the creating legislation. [The council is] hoping to get better participation. We’ve had a couple of boards that have not been active for various reasons, and it’s our attempt to try and encourage more involvement in city government.”

According to a city press release, openings are available on the Adairsville Development Authority, Downtown Development Authority, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and the Historic Commission.

Interested applicants are asked to visit the city’s website: www.adairsvillega.net and view the profile sheet for each board. The profile sheets, available on the website’s main page, lists the number of appointments on each board and membership qualifications. Those interested in serving must fill out an application available on the website and email it to the City Clerk Nicole Scoggins at nscoggins@adairsvillega.net. Applications may also be delivered to city hall.