Santa Maria in search of applicants to serve on local committees

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Jun. 10—Various Santa Maria committees focused on library services, seniors and local housing are in need of applicants to fill vacant positions, according to city officials.

Residents can apply until June 30 for available positions on the Block Grants Advisory Committee, Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, County of Santa Barbara Library Advisory Committee and the Library Board of Trustees.

The Block Grants Advisory Committee is seeking five individuals for its 15-person team to handle funding requests and public workshops and make recommendations to the Santa Maria City Council regarding the allocation of funds through the Community Development Block Grant Program.

The committee is seeking individuals with an understanding of housing and community development needs as well as local human services to fill terms ending in 2024, according to city spokesman Mark van de Kamp.

The Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens has one vacancy for a two-year term ending in 2023 on its board of directors. The role involves operations, funding allocations and policy setting for the Area Agency on Aging, HICAP and the Senior Information & Referral Program.

The Santa Barbara County Library Advisory Committee seeks members to manage library service zones, budgeting and site resources over a one-year term. The county Board of Supervisors appoints nine members, and the mayor nominates one member to be ratified by the Santa Maria City Council, according to van de Kamp.

Lastly, the Library Board of Trustees has two vacancies for terms ending in 2024, overseeing regulations and making recommendations to the Santa Maria City Council related to the Santa Maria Public Library.

Applications are available on the city's website at cityofsantamaria.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingTypeList.aspx. They can be submitted via email or in person at the office of the City Clerk, located in Santa Maria City Hall at 110 E. Cook St., Room 3.

Appointments will likely be made at the City Council's July 21 meeting.

For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 805-925-0951, ext. 2306.

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