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7.A.
         
City Council Meeting - FINAL
Meeting Date: 09/05/2017  
From: Stacy Saltzburg, Deputy City Clerk

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TITLE:
Consideration of Appointments:  Parks and Recreation Commission.
STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Make one appointment to a term expiring August 2018.
Make three appointments to terms expiring August 2020.
Executive Summary:
The Parks and Recreation Commission consists of seven (7) citizen members. The Parks and Recreation Commission makes recommendations to the Council regarding City parks and recreational programs, the annual budget and capital improvements for the Parks and Recreation Divisions. There is currently one vacant seat available and the terms of Mr. Hammersley, Mr. Kaupisch and Mr. Stratton expired at the end of August. All three existing members are eligible and interested in reappointment. It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly so as to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis.

There are five applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:

Tim Behrens (new applicant)
Charles Hammersley (current commissioner)
Adam Kaupisch (current commissioner)
James Kennedy (new applicant)
Jim Stratton (current commissioner)

In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the commission roster, applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember Barotz, Councilmember Odegaard, Councilmember Overton and Councilmember McCarthy.
 
Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
None
Connection to Council Goal, Regional Plan and/or TeamFlagstaff Strategic Plan:
There is no Council goal that specifically addresses appointments to Boards and Commissions; however, boards and commissions do provide input and recommendations based on City Council goals that may pertain to the board or commission work plan.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
None
Options and Alternatives:
1) Appoint four Commissioners: By appointing four members at this time, the commission will be at full membership and able to continue to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.
2) Table the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: The vacancies are posted on the City's website and individual recruitment and mention of the openings by Board members and City staff has occurred, informing others of these vacancies through word of mouth.
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