Menifee offers residents opportunity to help shape the community; seeks applicants for Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission

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MENIFEE – Menifee currently has one vacancy within the Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission, effective June 4. Menifee residents are encouraged to get involved with their community and apply for the available seat.

The Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission is an appointed body of citizens that makes recommendations on policies and procedures to the city council for the operation, use and management of all recreation activities, facilities, parks, parkways, open space and trails; assists staff in drafting and submitting an annual budget for park and recreation activities, including a long range capital improvement program; reviews joint use agreements for park and recreational facilities with the county, school district and other persons, organizations and agencies; recommend policies to the city council for the acquisition, development and improvement of city parks and recreational facilities; reviews and make recommendations to the city council regarding fees and charges for park and recreation services and the use of facilities; assists in the development of the city’s parks, trails, open space, and recreation master plan and perform such other duties and undertake studies, as requested by the city council.

The Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commission includes five seats, one per voting district appointed by the city council member representing each district, and one appointed by the mayor-at-large.

Applicant must meet eligibility requirements, including current city resident, a registered voter and not be a member of any other city commission, city office or a city employee.

Each Parks, Recreation and Trails commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing city council member for the same term as that council member and until the Parks, Recreation and Trails commissioner’s successor is appointed and qualifies. The position will require attendance at a regularly scheduled monthly meeting and other special meetings as called. The term of office will run concurrent with the term of the appointing council member for District 1.

“We are a fast-growing city, seventh fastest in Southern California,” city manager Armando Villa said. “With the growth we are experiencing, comes with an exciting time to be a part of the Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission, where someone can participate and weigh in on incoming projects, trails and parks that provides long lasting impacts in Menifee.”

Interested residents can apply for by downloading the application at https://cityofmenifee.us/DocumentCenter/View/956/Commissions-and-Committees-Application?bidId= and submitting it to the city clerk’s office at City Hall, 29844 Haun Road, in Menifee. Applications will be accepted until June 26, at 5 p.m. Blank applications are also available at City Hall.

For more information, contact city clerk Sarah Manwaring at smanwaring@cityofmenifee.us or call (951) 672-6777.

Submitted by the city of Menifee.