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Springfield Arts Commission accepting applications

The City is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on its nine-member volunteer Arts Commission
The Springfield Arts Commission, which promotes visual and performing arts to enrich cultural awareness in Springfield, is seeking applicants with strong interest in the arts who are willing to help the commission promote arts activities in our city. Both of the upcoming vacancies are held by current commissioners who are eligible to reapply.
The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8. Application packets are available at the City Manager’s Office, 225 Fifth Street, during regular business hours and online at http://www.springfield-or.gov/bcc.htm. Applicants must attend the Springfield Arts Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9 at city hall in the library conference room, to meet the commission. Applicants will be asked to attend the city council meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 as well.
Requirements
Commission members are required to attend evening meetings the second Tuesday of the month, Sept. through June, as well as plan, develop and assist with commission projects and activities. Members appointed to the Springfield Arts Commission shall be residents, property owners or business owners in Springfield, or specialists with expertise in the fields of visual, performance, literary, or multi-media art. No fewer than seven of the nine members must reside, own property or own a business in Springfield (97477, 97478, or 97482). Also, applicants must be at least 18 years old and be registered voters. Arts Commissioners serve ”at-large” positions with no ward restrictions and four-year terms.