Wednesday is the deadline to apply for a seat on several city and borough enterprise boards.
The Juneau airport, docks and harbors, Eaglecrest Ski Area and personnel boards are looking for volunteers.
Wednesday is also the deadline for the Commission on Sustainability and Historic Resources Advisory Committee.
Six other boards and commissions have vacant seats that are open until filled.
Deputy City Clerk Beth McEwen says selection is up to the CBJ Assembly. Once applications are filed, the full Assembly sits as a human resources committee.
They send out some advance interview questions then there’s a 5 to 10-minute interview with each one of the applicants conducted with all the Assembly members that can be present,” she says.
After the interviews, the Assembly deliberates in private to come up with a list of possible members. She says the Assembly often looks for “the strengths and weaknesses of the current board members and where there might be holes on the board” that can be filled with different expertise and professional knowledge.
McEwen says CBJ has a large number of boards and commissions and it’s sometimes difficult to fill all the seats. The Juneau Human Rights Commission, for example, has four openings. The commission has so few members it is unable to make a quorum to do business.
Interested in serving on a CBJ board or commission? Applicants can file on the CBJ website.
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