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City Seeks Youth, Senior Volunteers for Advisory Boards

Mercer Island City Council is seeking two local high school-aged freshman and a senior citizen to fill vacancies on several volunteer boards.

The Mercer Island City Council is seeking applicants to fill one position on the Senior Advisory Board and two positions on the Youth and Family Services Advisory Board, according to a press release.

The Senior Advisory Board was established in 2011 to advise the City of Mercer Island Department of Youth and Family Services and Parks and Recreation Department regarding programs and services effecting seniors age 65 and older on Mercer Island. Regular meetings of the Senior Advisory Board are held at least quarterly at a time and place determined by the Board. Monthly commitment by Board members is approximately 1-2 hours a month, with the option of more hours on an ad hoc basis. Applicants must be legal residents of Mercer Island and at least 65 years of age.  The term for the open position expires May 31, 2014.

Youth and Family Services Advisory Board was established in 1973 as an advisory board to the Mercer Island City Council on matters having to do with policy, programs, budget, public relations, and fundraising for Youth and Family Services. The Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Members should be able to commit approximately three hours of time per month to Advisory Board functions. The Board is seeking current 9th grade students to be appointed to two positions that expire on May 31, 2014.

Additional information is available online at www.mercergov.org/ccbindex.asp or request and application by calling 206-275-7795.

(Ed. Note: The information above is from a City of Mercer Island press release.)

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