The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applicants to fill two student representative positions on its Advisory Board. To be eligible, students must attend a public or private high school or home school in Lincoln. Students serve on the board during their junior and/or senior year of high school. Terms typically begin in June, with the option of a one-year reappointment.
The 16-member Advisory Board represents Lincoln residents on issues of long-range planning and operations as well as the delivery of recreational services. The Mayor appoints board members, and two positions are designated for student representatives.
"The student board members are a great way for Lincoln teens to become involved in our department's activities," said Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director. "We appreciate the involvement of every board member, and the student members give us valuable perspective from that age group."
The Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 3131 "O" Street. Regular attendance at meetings is expected, and duties include committee work and occasional special projects. The commitment for student members is about three hours each month.
Students must submit the application, statement of interest and a letter of reference from a teacher by May 22. Applications are available from three sources:
For more information about Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.