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Marion Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions

Post Date:01/20/2015 11:37 AM
 The City of Marion is accepting applications for appointment to the following Boards and Commissions:


Tree Board: 1 position
Members of the Marion Tree Board investigate, counsel, develop, update and administer a written plan for carrying out the planting, removal, maintenance and protection of all trees and shrubs on public areas. The Tree Board meets at 7 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The term expires in January 2016.

Historic Preservation Commission: 1 position
The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for overseeing the development and management of Marion's Historic Preservation Program. This program is focused on increasing public awareness of Marion's heritage; identifying historic and cultural resources; designating and recognizing significant local resources; and assisting in protecting, preserving and enhancing the best examples of Marion's past. The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. The term expires in January 2017.

Civil Rights Commission: 1 position, female
The newly-formed Civil Rights Commission covers the civil rights laws of the State of Iowa within the corporate limits of the City of Marion. They initiate, receive, investigate, conciliate, and determine the merits of discrimination complaints and serve as a source of information relative to civil rights. The current opening on this gender-balanced commission is for a female representative. The Commission meets at the Marion City Hall the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The term expires in December 2018.

Marion residents interested in being considered for any of these positions may pick up an application at Marion City Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or download an application at

Upon review of applications, Mayor Snooks Bouska will recommend appointees to City Council for approval. For more information call (319) 743-6301.


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