Winters senior commission seeks two commissioners for vacancies

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The Winters Senior Commission on Aging is seeking applicants to fill two seat vacancies following its March 9 meeting.

The latest vacancy occurred with the resignation of Senior Commission Chair Glenn Ripley due to family medical issues. Ripley’s resignation was effective as of March 9, and his seat term is scheduled to expire on June 1, 2025.

Following Ripley’s resignation, Winters City Manager Kathleen Salguero Trepa sat in to moderate the March meeting. Commissioners will make a decision at the Senior Commission’s April 13 meeting on who will step in to fill the role of Chair.

The other Senior Commission seat’s term, vacated by Dawn Van Dyke earlier this year, is scheduled to expire on June 1, 2023.

The Winters Senior Commission on Aging serves as an advisory body to the City Council by taking action and making recommendations on all things related to the wellbeing of older adults residing in Winters. This includes: working to define the unmet needs of Winters seniors, identifying and exploring how to improve standards and new services for the aging, share information with the older adult population about various activities and services available, and discuss and recommend appropriate action on all legislation that would have an impact on aging adults.

The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. via zoom (until in person meetings are permissible).

The City is asking community members to consider helping in the endeavor to serve our aging community population.

Mayor Wade Cowan said applicants of all ages are encouraged to apply in order to provide a variety of perspective and experience.

He said while the City is hoping to get representation from all of the different senior groups in town, one doesn’t have to be a senior to serve on either opportunity.

Any Winters community member who is interested in serving on the Senior Commission on Aging can learn more about the application process on the Senior Commission page on the City’s website (www.cityofwinters.org/).

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