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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Boards and Commissions

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Are you interested in serving your community? Do you want to have a voice in the City's growth and future? If you answered yes, then it's time for you to put your leadership, perspective, and knowledge to the test by serving on a board or commission. The City of Morgantown has openings on several boards and commissions, which are listed below. To apply for any of the boards and commissions below, please fill out the online application form or print out the form and complete the application and return it to the City Clerk's office on the 3rd floor of City Hall.

Board of Zoning Appeals

To uphold the integrity of the zoning ordinance while hearing and deciding upon applications for variances, conditional use permits, and administrative appeals with meaningful citizen input and technical support from the Morgantown Planning Department. 

Land Reuse and Preservation Board

The purpose of the Land Reuse and Preservation Board is to promote the productive use of property by identifying available properties suitable for public space, conservation, affordable housing, and commercial uses and pursuing the acquisition, management, and disposition of those properties according to the priorities set forth in its establishing ordinance.

Museum Commission

The Morgantown History Museum is a nonprofit institution and the first city-sponsored museum in the Greater Morgantown area. Its mission is to preserve and promote local and regional history and to make it accessible to the citizens of Morgantown and visitors to the region.

Morgantown Utility Board

MUB's board of directors provide complete governance oversight of the organization. MUB's mission is to protect local water resources, meet the infrastructure needs of a growing community, and provide customers high quality water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater services at affordable prices.

Traffic Commission

The duties of the Traffic Commission are to act as an advisory board on matters relating to the movement and regulation of traffic within the City, coordinate traffic activities, to carry on educational activities in traffic matters, receive complaints having to do with traffic problems, make recommendations to Council of ways, means and methods of improving traffic conditions within the City, administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.

Human Rights Commission

The purpose of the Human Rights Commission is to provide leadership for addressing community interaction and fairness concerns. It works to ensure that the City is not only providing services, but maintaining ways in which a community can live together inclusively, functionally, and justly despite differences, complexities, and conflicts. The Commission focuses on stewardship and service, but also on the quality of community life and the protection of the community from preventable unfair damage to the lives of individual citizens and families.

Metropolitan Theatre Commission

The Metropolitan Theatre Commission's mission is to establish policies and procedures on the management of the Theatre.

Parking Authority

The Morgantown Parking Authority works diligently to provide convenient, safe, clean, and accessible public parking for the Downtown area. The Authority shall continually maintain, improve, and increase parking opportunities to meet the unique challenges that are present as the result of growth and continued development in the City of Morgantown.

Sister Cities Commission

The City of Morgantown and the MSSC strive to develop relationships with places and then extend hospitality to visitors through programs that encourage the entire community to become involved in citizen diplomacy and help Morgantown develop as a global community. The program strives to promote friendship, goodwill, and cooperation through cultural exchanges between different places.

Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission

The Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission (WSRC) was created by Morgantown City Council in September 2013. Seven members were appointed in December by Council to the new WSRC. Its goal is to guide City decisions regarding the former Woodburn Elementary School, acquired by the City of Morgantown in 2013.

Fire Code Board of Appeals

Library Board

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