The Springville Mayor’s Economic Advisory Commission needs volunteers

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Springville City is looking for volunteers to restaff the Mayor’s Economic Advisory Commission. City council member Michael Snelson chaired the previous commission. He said the terms of all of the 10 commission members are up in April and city will need to totally restaff it.

There are 2- and 4-year terms on the commission made up of citizens who meet as needed with city staff and council members to discuss the city’s economic development. The meetings are open to the public.

Snelson said anyone interested in serving on the commission can apply by picking up and filling out a volunteer form at the Springville City Offices. After the applications are turned in, they will be reviewed by the mayor who makes the appointments to the commission.

In 2015, the commission released a 20 year Economic Development Master Plan that can be found on the city’s website. The document describes its purpose as a “long-range policy document that expresses the City’s development goals, objectives and strategies relative to the distribution of future land uses, both public and private.”

As development opportunities and problems arise, the new commission could make modifications to the plan, but those would need to be approved by the city council.