TWIN FALLS — If you want to get involved in city government, an upcoming opportunity could give you a jump-start.
The city of Twin Falls is accepting applications for candidates to fill four vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission reviews and proposes changes to the city’s zoning and subdivision regulations and makes recommendations to the City Council. It also hears and decides requests for land use permits.
Commissioners can serve for only two consecutive three-year terms. This year, commissioners Tom Frank, Steve Woods and Kevin Grey have termed out. Commissioner Darren Hall resigned because he is moving from the area. Whoever is appointed to Hall’s vacancy will complete the rest of his term, ending in February 2020.
To be considered, applicants must have lived in Twin Falls County for two years preceding their appointment. They also need to reside in the city of Twin Falls at the time of appointment and remain residents of the city during their term.
Commissioners meet three times each month — usually at a lunch work session on the first Wednesday of each month, as well as two evening meetings beginning at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
The mayor appoints a commissioner with the confirmation of the Twin Falls City Council.
To apply, submit a letter of interest with qualifications and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax it to 208-736-2641; or mail it to P.O. Box 1907, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303, by Jan. 22.