Parks seeking Citizen Committee members

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The Park District of Oak Park is seeking applications from residents interested in serving a three-year term on its citizen committee, which helped develop, and will continue to oversee implementation of, the district's comprehensive plan.

The 11-member advisory body will be responsible for a variety of tasks, ranging from reviewing information to serving as a liaison between the district and the community at large. The group will hold a public meeting the fourth Monday of every month.

The district is interested in applicants who use park services and represent a "cross section" of the community, according to a press statement. The deadline for submitting an application is 5 p.m. on Aug. 26.

Specific skills identified as desirable include: Information gathering and market research; public policy and governance; fundraising and not-for-profit development; transportation planning; community planning and design; information technology; leisure, recreation, health and tourism; community outreach and cross-cultural communication; property management; historic preservation; child development; environmental conservation; and accessibility awareness.

To apply, submit a letter expressing interest to: Park Board President David Kindler, 218 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302.

Submission of a personal resume is optional. An orientation meeting for applicants will be held on Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Barrie Center, 1011 S. Lombard Ave.

?#34;Katharine Grayson

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