The city of Lethbridge is encouraging locals to get involved in helping to determine the direction of the city. They are asking locals to apply to sit on council boards, commissions and various committees. City officials say they are looking for around 24 people who would like to sign up.
“Without the community involvement on each of these boards, commissions, or committees, we lack the the public’s engagement, their voice, their feedback, and their assistance on many of the projects initiatives each of these boards, commissions, committees do. We struggled through 2020 too approximately last year at the end of COVID to get some applicants for our boards, commissions, or committees. Last year, we had approximately 75 applications for 40 vacancies. This year again, we have 24 vacancies on our boards, commissions, committees,” said Ryan Westerson, Legislative Services Manager, City of Lethbridge.
“The word that comes to my mind if anyone is thinking about getting involved, is bring your perspective. What is your perspective of what is important to you in the city. I mean, it may not be the perspective that everyone agrees with, but it’s always great to bring that opinion to a board like that and give us your input. We need to know, if you don’t come, we don’t know about that perspective,” said Mark Campbell, City Councillor for the City of Lethbridge.
Officials say more information and a list of the different boards can be found on the city’s website.