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City commissions, boards looking for members

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The city of Roswell has 18 open positions on its citizen boards and commissions.

For two positions, applications are due this month.

Seven different commissions and boards are looking for new members or continuing members. These entities function as advisory groups to elected officials on the Roswell City Council and to city management.

City Clerk Sharon Coll, who coordinates the application process, said that she forwards applications to the group’s current members, who make a recommendation to the mayor. The mayor submits accepted recommendations to the Roswell City Council for approval.

The applications are available online on the city’s website or by email from the City Clerk’s Office, s.coll@roswell-nm.gov.

Director of Public Affairs Juanita Jennings said that applications for the Occupancy Tax Board openings are due by March 27.

The two positions on the Occupancy Tax Board are for an at-large member of the public and for a person representing the tourist industry, although not from the hotel industry.

Jennings said that the board meets at least four times a year and could meet as often as once a month. Its members review applications for lodgers’ tax funding by event and program organizers. The events funded are expected to attract out-of-town visitors with the goal of increasing overnight lodging stays.

Other groups with openings include the Commission on Aging, with three open positions, although one person’s application has received preliminary approval from that commission; the Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Commission, with three positions; the Parks and Recreation Commission, with two openings; the Planning and Zoning Commission, with four positions; the Roswell Museum and Art Center Board of Trustees, with one opening; and the Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees, with three positions.