The Fort Frances Public Library is hosting a meet and greet tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. for people who might be interested in joining the board.
“There are a few people who have indicated they are interested and we’re hoping to have a few more people come out, have some refreshments, and speak to the board members,” explained library CEO Alicia Subnaik Kilgour.
She indicated anyone can become a member of the board as long as they reside in Fort Frances.
The library board is made up of five citizen appointees and two town council members.
“I’ve heard the other committee might be having some difficulties finding enough members to sit on boards, so we’re hoping to do a little board recruitment,” Subnaik Kilgour said, noting people are welcome to also stop by if they are interested to learn about volunteer opportunities or the “Friends of the Library.”
“I’m going to put all that information out,” she added.
Aaron Petrin, the town’s human resources manager, indicated previously that volunteering for any of the town’s board or committees is an excellent way to effect positive change in the community, as well as provide experience to give a leg up in the competitive job market.
“It’s one thing to include marketable skills on your résumé but taking an active leadership role in your community speaks for itself,” he noted.
Some of the other boards and committees looking to fill positions include the Traffic Safety Committee (two citizen appointees needed), Kiwanis Sunny Cove Camp Advisory Committee (two), Museum & Cultural Centre Advisory Committee (five), Sister Kennedy Centre Board of Management (five) and Theatre Management Advisory Committee (one).
In the Planning/Development division there are the Business Improvement Area board of management (11 but must be a business land owner, tenant, or an appointee of such), Committee of Adjustment (seven), and Fort Frances Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corp. (one person needed for one-year term).
Council also requires citizen appointees for the “Citizen of the Year” committee (three), Economic Development Advisory Committee (nine), and Fort Frances Police Services Board (one).
The term of office for each is four years, expiring Nov. 30, 2018 (unless otherwise indicated).
Applications must be submitted to the town by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 19.