Volunteer advisory committees are an integral part of local government, intended to provide advice and recommendations from a resident’s perspective. Advisory committees help plan the future of their communities, bringing together disparate views that might not otherwise be heard.
As the size and scope of the Cosumnes Community Services District (District) has grown, so has the need for public engagement and education on the subject of landscape maintenance and funding. Therefore, the Landscape & Lighting Districts Advisory Committee (Committee) has been created to improve communication between the District and public.
Now Accepting Applications for Committee Members!
Interested parties must review the L&L Districts Advisory Committee Handbook (PDF) and submit a completed L&L Districts Advisory Committee Application (PDF) by 5 pm on Wednesday, March 25. Applications will be reviewed by the Board, and appointments will be made at the April 15 Board of Directors Meeting. Each applicant will be notified of the Board’s decision by mail.
The Committee will be primarily responsible for making recommendations on Landscape & Lighting (L&L) budgets, projects, and planning. Committee members will also provide updates on the status of landscape maintenance in their benefit zone or district, particularly any areas of concern that may need to be addressed by District staff. Furthermore, committee members will assist with the District’s L&L funding education outreach and help facilitate volunteer landscape maintenance events in their benefit zone.
A successful member of the Committee will:
The Committee will provide a number of benefits to its members and the community-at-large.
An additional forum to provide feedback on the District’s landscape maintenance services.
|An opportunity to meet like-minded people who are interested in parks, landscape maintenance, sustainability and the environment.|
|Increased communication between the District and the public.||A chance to become a neighborhood leader; to serve as an advocate and help build community.|
|An opportunity to become engaged in the process of landscape maintenance.||An opportunity get involved in local government.|
|A chance to learn how and why the District provides landscape maintenance services.||Fun!|
The Committee will meet every other month; the exact day and time will be determined by the appointed members once they have been appointed.