Interested in helping shape the direction of the City of Sunnyside's parks and recreation programs? Then you're needed as on the seven-member Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Commission.
"We currently have a vacancy on the commission, created when former Commissioner Andie Bieber located out of the area," said Tom Byers, Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department director.
For the past several months, the Commission has been unable to hold a meeting due to a lack of a quorum, he said.
Byers said while the search for a new commissioner has been underway for several months, only one application has been submitted.
"We'd like to see a few more potential candidates before a decision is made," he explained.
The commission members are appointed by Sunnyside Mayor Ed Prilucik, he added.
Commissioners meet once a month to hear reports about parks and recreation department programs. "Commissioners offer recommendations to the City Council concerning parks and recreation budgetary and program needs," Byers said.
"The time commitment for candidates is the once a month meeting held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month," he explained.
Persons interested in volunteering their time to oversee Sunnyside's diverse youth and adult recreation programs and park facilities may pick up an application at the city parks and recreation office, 818 E. Edison Ave.