New Members Needed on County Boards & Commissions

Written by The Bee

February 25, 2020

(Kingman, AZ 2/21/20) – Two Mohave County Supervisors have vacancies on volunteer boards and commissions that need to be filled.  District 4 Supervisor and current Chairman Jean Bishop has an immediate opening on the Board of Adjustment. District 5 Supervisor Ron Gould has two currently open positions on the Board of Adjustment and one open position on the Personnel Commission. The remaining three supervisors have no vacancies or are filling them already.

Volunteers who step forward and fill these important positions will be contributing in a positive way to the present and future of Mohave County while fulfilling a personal civic duty of their choice. They will also be helping to shape policy while giving back to their community. These boards and commissions help in multiple ways, insuring county government involves the very citizens it serves. The rest is up to the volunteers who contact their district supervisor.

Arizona Revised Statutes state that each county in Arizona has one or more boards of adjustment.  The members of each board shall be appointed for staggered terms of four years each. Members act on requests by citizens to interpret provisions of the zoning ordinance, variances to zoning ordinance standards. All actions are taken at a public hearing. For further info on the important duties of a board of adjustment member, please go to: https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/11/00816.htm

Regarding the vacancy on the Personnel Commission, the terms of service are staggered over 4 years. This commission is charged with representing the public interest in the improvement of personnel administration in the county service. The Commission adopts new rules, amends existing rules, recommends preparation of policies and procedures, and serves as an independent personnel board for the County.  Currently, there are 3 Republicans serving 3 of the 5 Mohave County Districts. In this vacancy, Supervisor Gould must select a member from different party.

Each of the 5 county supervisors have vacancies to fill from time to time.  Members are appointed on the Board of Adjustments, Board of Health, Building Code Advisory Board, Extension Advisory Board, Housing Authority, Library Citizens Advisory Board, Personnel Commission, Planning & Zoning Commission, Self-Insurance Retention/Employee Benefit Trust, and the Transportation Commission. Those interested, should contact the office of their own district supervisors on upcoming vacancies.

CONTACT:  District 4 Supervisor & Chairman Jean Bishop – Call (928) 753-8618

Email: [email protected]

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