City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Oct. 18, 2007
Goodyear seeks citizens to serve on four new commissions and committees
GOODYEAR, AZ – An easy, electronic application form for citizens wishing to serve on Goodyear’s commissions and committees is available on the website: www.goodyearaz.gov. Click on Boards, Commissions and Ad Hoc Committees on the menu to see all citizen participation possibilities. Application deadlines are included. Applicants who have already completed citizen participation forms must still fill out the new electronic application. Applicants without internet can request a hard copy be mailed to them by calling 882-7781.
Goodyear Higher Education Advisory Committee
This 15-member committee supports and promotes the city’s universities initiative, serving as a forum for education and economic development policy discussion. The committee makes presentations to the city council, and advises the mayor and council in identifying assets, resources and incentives regarding Goodyear's higher education strategy.
Of the 15 positions, two are reserved for Goodyear residents. The remaining 13 positions include one delegate from the Youth Commission; three ex-officio members, including the mayor, a councilmember, the economic development director; and nine representatives from the universities, businesses and government-related interests. After two years, the council will re-evaluate the committee’s role.
Sister Cities Commission
This 15-member commission promotes global economic development and encourages cross-cultural interaction. The commission offers a forum for policy discussion including:
· developing candidates for a Sister City for Goodyear, and
· developing an event that offers residents cultural enrichment.
The commission advises and makes presentations to the city council, and identifies resources and requirements for implementing plans.
Of the 15 positions, 11 are reserved for Goodyear residents. The remaining four positions will be staffed with one delegate from the Youth Commission and three ex-officio members: the mayor, a councilmember, the economic development director.
Terms will be two or three years, with a two-year term limit.
A 20-member Youth Commission serves two purposes:
· provide a venue for students to develop leadership skills through involvement in city government, and
· create a format for students to discuss how city government can be more responsive to youth’s needs and interests, and develop a voice in youth programming, recreation opportunities and special events.
The Youth Commission will define its own mission and purpose. There are 20 positions for high school students who are Goodyear residents. Students may be home-schooled. Terms will be one or two years, with a two-year term limit.
Arizona Centennial Committee for Goodyear
The State of Arizona celebrates its 100th birthday on Feb. 14, 2012. This 20-member committee will identify and develop legacy projects, and make recommendations to the city council regarding planning, promoting and organizing the projects. Final approval of legacy projects, including funding arrangements, is subject to approval by the mayor and council.
There are 18 positions open for Goodyear residents, plus two positions for councilmembers, acting as chair and vice chair. Terms will be two or three years, with a two-year term limit.