CIty Of Twin Falls: Accepting Applications


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Serving the community and allowing the public to have a voice in the city's future.

That's what you can do if you apply to take on a volunteer position within city government.

The city of Twin Falls is looking to fill numerous volunteer positions.

Unfortunately, they aren't having much luck finding applicants.

City officials aren't sure why more people don't apply...but are looking for interested applicants.

Within the city of Twin Falls, there are close to one hundred volunteer spots.

These positions allow community members the chance to help forge twin falls' future.

Tom Frank is one of the many seizing this opportunity.

"It’s an opportunity to be involved on a real base level... to shape our community and perhaps have a say on how it grows and how it looks."
Said Tom Frank, Twin Falls Planning and Zoning Commission.

But, recently, when positions open, It’s difficult to fill them.

Right now, there are nine open spots.

"The Planning and zoning Commission has two vacancies right now."
"That one is available now and we want to move on those as quick as we can."
Said Twin Falls Community Development Director, Mitch Humble.

For that position, you must have lived in the city of Twin Falls or area of impact for at least 2 years.

"We also have two vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Commission. We have a little bit of leeway on time there. The terms... there's people in those seats right now and those terms don't expire until the end of March."
Said Humble.

For that you must be a resident of Twin Falls.

"We have one vacancy on the gold commission. Same requirements as Parks and Rec... Just care about golf and live in the city limits."

And the fourth is the Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee.

"That committee is actually four people down at the end of March. So we need to fill four different seat there... and 2 of those vacancies need to be filled by folks who have a career in some building related trade."
Humble said.

For Frank, giving back to the community is the reason why he spends countless hours volunteering his time.

"There is probably something out there for you."
Said Frank.

The most urgent position the city is looking to fill is for Planning and Zoning.
The city is hoping to receive all interested applications by Friday at 5:30.

If you are interested in applying for a spot on any of these committees or commission.

Send an email stating you’re interested in filling a position to Twin Falls Community Development Director Mitch humble at …

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