Salt Lake County is currently seeking applicants for several boards and commissions with vacant seats. If you are interested in applying, the Emerging Leaders Initiative of Utah is here to help you navigate the application process. Interested applicants should reach out to Anna Vukin-Chow at 385-468-7031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and an online application are available on the SLCO Boards and Commissions website. Here are the boards and commissions with vacancies:
- Dimple Dell Park Advisory Board: This advisory board makes recommendations regarding the planning, development, use, and protection of Dimple Dell Regional Park in Sandy. Terms last for 3 years, and the board meets monthly on the second Wednesday at the Dimple Dell Recreation Center.
- Library Board: The Salt Lake County Library Board recommends policies, procedures, and direction for library services, and actively supports the work of 18 branches, 2 county jail sites, 2 reading rooms, and 1 event center. It is actively recruiting for one new member. Individuals who live in Magna, West Valley, Taylorsville, Kearns, Midvale, Riverton, or Herriman are especially encouraged to apply, although applicants from all areas of the county are welcome. For additional information and to apply online, go to https://www.slcolibrary.org/gl/glal/board.htm. Terms last for 4 years, and the board meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 12noon - 2pm at various library locations throughout the county.
- Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee: The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) promotes biking and walking as fun and healthy travel options for people of all ages and abilities. SLCBAC’s efforts help to advance the implementation of active transportation initiatives in Salt Lake County. The committee is seeking members to represent County Council Districts 2 and 5 (the western and southern parts of the County). Terms last for 3 years, and the committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
- Salt Lake County Farm Fest Advisory Board: The Salt Lake County Farm Fest Advisory Board plans and hosts the Family Farm Fest, a reimagined community event that focuses on families, youth, competition, and education. The board is looking for new members who are interested in participating in all aspects of planning and organizing a celebration of rural traditions in our urban community. Terms last for 3 years, and the board meets monthly. W
- Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Tier I and Tier II Advisory Boards These Advisory Boards review funding applications for arts and cultural organizations within the County and make funding recommendations to the Salt Lake County Council. A majority of these boards’ work involves reading and scoring ZAP grant applications. The Tier I Advisory board reviews and makes recommendations for the larger arts and cultural organizations in Salt Lake County. The Tier II Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations for smaller arts and cultural organizations. These boards are made up of community members from all over the County; residents living in County Council Districts 2, 3, and 5 are especially encouraged to apply. Terms on each board last for 3 years, and each board meets 4-6 times per year.