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.
- Last week, the cruise ship Crystal Serenity sailed into Nome and 850 of the cruise ship’s passengers were ferried in from the offshore vessel and took the day to tour the city, but some business owners say their expectations for hypothetical increase in profits for the day weren’t met.
- New signage is being installed at Foodland IGA in downtown Juneau. Store director Rick Wilson anticipates the work will be done Tuesday afternoon.
- The city of Sitka announced Monday, Aug. 29, that the Gavan Hill area, including Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, may be at risk for landslides. Shannon & Wilson, a Seattle-based geotechnical firm, identified the landslide hazard zones during an assessment of the area.
- As of Monday, the Ketchikan Youth Facility slated for closure had seven kids in it and the Johnson Youth Center had four.