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The City of Winters is looking to fill positions on the new Fundraising Committee for Winters Senior Center Furniture and Fixtures and to fill seats on the Winters Senior Commission.

Fundraising Committee for Winters Senior Center Furniture and Fixtures
The City is seeking applicants to serve a two-year term on the Fundraising Committee for the Winters Senior Center Furniture and Fixtures. The City Council approved the establishment of the fundraising committee at the Oct. 6 meeting.  

The Winters City Council recently approved the establishment of the Fundraising Committee for the Winters Senior Center Furniture and Fixtures at its Oct. 6 meeting. The was established with the goal to fundraise monies to purchase items for the upcoming Winters Senior Center that are not included in grant and CDBG program income funds. Some of the items included on the list include, but are not limited to:  tables, chairs, kitchen utensils, televisions, couches, and major appliances as needed. In addition to fixtures and furniture, the committee will also be tasked to raise funds to employ a single staff member to run the center.

At the October the Winters Senior Commission on Aging meeting Mayor Wade Cowan told commissioners that he is looking to get representation from all of the different senior groups in town on the fundraising committee. 

The goal is to find seven members to serve on the committee for the two-year term, or until a successor is appointed.

Winters Senior Commission on Aging
The City is also seeking applicants to serve a term on the Winters Senior Commission on Aging. The Winters Senior Commission on Aging chair, Debra Palmer said there are currently three positions open. 

The Winters Senior Commission on Aging was established last summer to serve as a forum for discussing the unique needs of senior citizens in the community, including but not limited to transportation, housing, and healthcare. The Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council and performs a number of functions for the benefit of seniors residing in the Winters area. 

They also have actively been working to research the latest happenings with emergency preparedness, bringing a voice to county-level committees for Winters senior citizens, and are working to update the Winters Senior Resource Guide. 

The term of service on the commission is four years, or until a successor is appointed. 

How to apply
Applications for both opportunities are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. The Application for Appointment to City Board, Commission or Committee can be downloaded from the City of Winters website at http://www.cityofwinters.org/. Application links are posted on the main navigation bar under the “Government Departments” category, and on the “Senior Resources” drop down tab.

Prospective applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a Winters residential address. In appointing members to the Committee, the City Council shall endeavor to appoint a membership that represents the diversity of the City of Winters by race, age and gender.

A two-person subcommittee of the Winters City Council will review the submitted applications and select a limited number of applicants to be interviewed. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted to have their interviews scheduled.

Completed Applications of Interest in Appointed Positions can be emailed to tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org. Completed applications may also be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to: City of Winters, Attn: Tracy Jensen, City Clerk, 318 First Street, Winters, CA  95694.

For more information, call 530-794-6702.

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