Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quit whining and fill a vacancy

Charleston County has 43 openings on boards and commissions

Posted by Paul Bowers on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Mad as hell? Not going to take it any more? Volunteer for a county position.

Afraid that a rusty old swingset in the park is giving your kids tetanus? The Parks and Recreation Commission has four openings. Want to help decide how we spend tourists' tax money? Jump on the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. Consider yourself a tree hugger? The Forestry Board needs you.

Charleston County has 43 openings on its boards and commissions. The application deadline is Aug. 29. Five County Council members will review the applications and announce their recommendations Sept. 13.

If you want to know more about the positions, call Deputy Clerk of Council Kristen Salisbury at (843) 958-4031 or visit the Boards and Commissions website. If you apply, you will need to fill out an appointment application and mail or fax it to the Charleston Count Council Office.

Here are the vacancies:

Awendaw Consolidated Fire District (4 vacancies)

Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (1 vacancy for a minority candidate)

Business License/User Fee Appeals Board (5 vacancies for applicants with strong financial background)

Weed and Trash Abatement Hearing Board (2 vacancies)

Community Development Advisory Board (1 vacancy for a representative from the construction sector)

Disabilities and Special Needs Board (7 vacancies)

Charleston County Forestry Board (1 vacancy)

Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (4 vacancies)

Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (1 vacancy)

Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (4 vacancies)

Procurement Appeals Board (4 vacancies)

Saint Andrews Parks and Playground Commission( 2 vacancies, applicants must reside in Saint Andrews Public Service District)

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (7 vacancies, applicants must reside in unincorporated Charleston County and preference will be given to those residing in unincorporated West Ashley and Johns Island)

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