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PREPARED BY: SHELLEY NEIS <br /> Clerk Administrator <br /> <br /> <br />Reviewed by: Assistant Town Manager Town Attorney Finance <br /> <br />S:\COUNCIL REPORTS\2016\06-07-16\02 Student Commissioner Appointments\Staff Report - Student Commissioner <br />Appointments.Final.docx <br /> <br /> MEETING DATE: 06/07/16 <br /> ITEM NO: 2 <br /> <br /> COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />DATE: MAY 23, 2016 <br /> <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br /> <br />FROM: LAUREL PREVETTI, TOWN MANAGER <br /> <br />SUBJECT: STUDENT COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENTS <br /> <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />Appoint members and alternates to the Youth Commission, the Community and Senior Services <br />Commission, the Library Board, and the Parks Commission. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br /> <br />Since June of 2004, Council has appointed students in Grades 8 through12 as members or <br />alternates of the Youth Commission, the Community and Senior Services Commission, and the <br />Parks Commission to fill available positions. Council approved the addition of two student <br />Commissioners to the Library Board at the April 21, 2014 Council meeting. Recruitment efforts <br />included letter distribution at various schools, advertisements in local publications, and posts of <br />the opportunities on the Town’s website, the Youth Commission Facebook page, KCAT, and on <br />NextDoor.com. <br /> <br />DISCUSSION: <br /> <br />On May 9, 2016, an Ad Hoc Council Sub-Committee comprised of Mayor Barbara Spector, <br />Council Member Steve Leonardis, and Captain Michael D’Antonio interviewed 26 applicants. <br />All of the applicants demonstrated initiative and community spirit in applying for leadership <br />positions to serve the community. <br /> <br />This year 38 applications were received and there are 22 student Commissioner positions <br />available between the four Commissions. Of the 38 applications received, three did not meet the <br />residency requirements and were ineligible to interview, two applied after the deadline, two were <br />unable to attend the interviews due to other commitments, and four did not attend the interview. <br />The recommended appointments are listed in Attachment 1. <br />