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Up-Swing In City Government Volunteers
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Filling volunteer sports within city government can sometimes be a difficult task.
But, with the power of local television, in just one day the number of people volunteering for open commission seats almost quadrupled.
In early March, the City of Twin Falls had nine open spots on four separate committees and commissions.
At that time, the number of people volunteering was so low, at only around three people, the city was worried that they wouldn't have enough people to fill all nine.
Then a story you saw here first on Idaho’s First News encouraged many locals to step forward.
"We ran a story... got a really good response from the story. I think the next day, we have about 18 total applications for those 9 positions. It’s inspiring really, because you know, I get paid to go to the meetings... they don't... and they come anyway and they give back to the community. It's good to see... it kind of inspires you a little bit," says Mitch Humble, Community Development Director.
Currently the city is in the process of interviewing all of the interested applicants.
The decision will be made by the City Council, and then those who are chosen will be appointed to those seats by Mayor Don Hall.