MUSCATINE, Iowa – Are you someone who would like to help safeguard Muscatine’s historical features, help preserve its history, and ensure that generations to come will have the opportunity to see and learn about Muscatine’s history?
The Historic Preservation Commission currently has two openings and is seeking applications from residents of the City of Muscatine to join in the effort to preserve Muscatine’s history. All candidates will be considered equally based on their qualifications to serve on the commission.
The Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The commission safeguards the city’s historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage by preserving sites and districts of history and cultural significance. Members serve five-year terms with a maximum of two full terms.
Those interested are asked to fill out an application and return the form to Boards & Commissions, Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, IA, 52761, by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 19. A Nominating Committee meeting will be scheduled to select the nominees for presentation to City Council.
The City of Muscatine has 12 different boards and commissions that support and advise different departments and different aspects of life within Muscatine, and applications are available by clicking on the following link: Board/Committee/Commission Application.
How can I apply to volunteer my time?
Those interested in becoming a member of a board or commission can complete an application and either email the form to the administrative secretary or mail the form to Boards & Commissions, c/o Administrative Secretary, Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore, Muscatine, IA 52761. The City keeps applications on file in case vacancies occur. If you are interested and available in volunteering your time, please submit your application for a future term of office.
All applications are reviewed by the Nominating Committee to ensure applicants meet the qualifications to serve on a specific board or commission, to ensure there is no potential conflicts of interests, and to ensure that each board or commission has a gender balance as prescribed by Iowa Code. Those that meet the requirements are submitted to the full Council for approval. The nominating committee includes the Mayor, two Council representatives, and the City Administrator or a representative from city staff.
The City of Muscatine welcomes all residents to submit their names and resumes for a specific board or commission or a general submission for any board or commission. Most boards or commissions require some knowledge of the subject matter and the responsibilities for the specific board of commission.
Details on the various Boards, Commissions, and Committees of the City of Muscatine is available by clicking HERE.