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Have you ever wondered how you could get involved in your community?  Wanted to help make a difference in Kalama?   There are many Commissions, Committees, and Boards that help the City Council and staff to address all the issues the City faces.  The City of Kalama is lucky to have many dedicated civic-minded citizens who volunteer to serve without pay to benefit the community.   Become one now.   Application for Commissions, Boards, and Committees.  Application for City of Kalama Civil Service Commission.

PLANNING COMMISSION - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council to ensure the best methods of growth, development, and expansion of the City.  Meetings held on the second Thursday of each month @ 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

 

Lynn Hughes                                                     Susan Dennis Langham

Term:  1/02/2018- 1/2/2023                  Term:  01/02/2019 - 01/02/2024

Patrick Harbison, Chairman                      Craig Frkovich                                                   Dan Ohall    

Term:  09/03/2014 - 01/02/2021          Term:  01/17/2018 - 01/02/2021           Term:  01/16/2015 - 01/02/2021          

Phillip Fortuna                                                     Joy Greenberg

Term:  01/01/2017 - 01/02/2023            Term:  08/07/2018 - 01/02/2020

 

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - Serves to address personnel issues of the Kalama Police Department under Washington State Law.  Meetings held monthly as needed.  Application for City of Kalama Civil Service Commission.

Vacant                         Term:  11/01/2017 - 09/01/2022

Gary C. Finley                       Term: 09/01/2014 - 09/01/2020

Don Mathison, Chairman     Term:  09/01/2012 - 09/01/2018

                     

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council to develop operating policies for the City Library.   Meetings held every other month on the third Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Elaine Bystrom - Library Director                             Pix Basso , Chairperson        

                                                                  Term:  11/01/2015 - 01/01/2020    

Cynthia Svensson                                                               Harlyn Jenkins

Term:  01/01/2011 - 01/01/2021                              Term:  01/01/2018 - 01/01/2023

Robert Schimelpfenig                                                       Ruthie Tippin

 Term: 2018 - 01/01/2022                                               Term:  07/2019 - 01/01/20 24          

 

KALAMA TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE  - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on the use and expenditure of the Lodging tax funds to be used solely for Tourism activities.  Members serve 1-year terms

 Councilmember  Mary Putka, Chair,  Taryn Nelson,  Matt Salsman, Linda Dolph, Mary Gillespie, Liz Newman are the current members .  There is one vacant position to be filled by a Kalama Business owner. 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on updates to the City’s Parks & Recreation Plan, implementation of its elements and on park development.  Meetings are held every other month on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  The Board is currently not active but may be reactivated in the future.  

 

 

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