Oakdale seeks members for advisory commissions

If you have the desire to serve the community and wish to play an active role in the development of Oakdale, now is your chance to be heard.

The city of Oakdale has immediate openings on three advisory commissions. There are two openings on the economic development commission, and one vacancy each on both the environmental management and planning commissions.

The role of the economic development commission is to enhance the quality of life in the community by promoting and strengthening the city's financial base and continued economic growth in Oakdale. Oakdale EDC members often own businesses in the city, but are not required to be residents, city clerk Sue Barry said.

Commissioners on the other advisory commissions must be Oakdale residents and remain so during their term. Terms on city commissions are for three years. Barry said the city encourages anyone ages 18 and older with an interest in serving the community to apply.

The environmental management commission promotes the orderly disposal of solid waste and recycling, composting, water and air quality, wetland conservation, tree preservation and energy conservation.

The role of the planning commission is to promote matters relating to the planning, development and redevelopment of Oakdale.

City commissions meet monthly at City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave. N., and are paid $15 per meeting.

For more information, or to apply, call 651-730-2704.

— Joshua Nielsen



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