Resignations leave openings on two of Otsego’s commissions

With the resignation of Ron Black from the Otsego Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), the city has two openings on the commission it is seeking to fill.
The HPC mission is to discuss, preserve, interpret and communicate Otsego’s history and culture to the public.
Currently, commission members are working on interpretive history signage which is planned for city parks. It is also working to archive historic documents and records now  in city storage.
Residents interested in applying for Black’s position would finish out his term, which ends Dec. 31, 2011.
Otherwise, the second opening is a four-year term that begins Jan. 1, 2012, and is up at the end of 2016.
Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at City Hall starting at 7 p.m.
Otsego also has a position open on its police commission after Jane Theisen resigned.
As with Black’s HPC term, Theisen’s expires at the end of 2011. Candidates for the position would serve the remainder of her term.
The police commission advises city council members on issues relating to public safety as well as serves as a liaison with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
Police commission members also administer the McGruff safe house program as well as sponsor and organize community events such as the upcoming National Night Out Aug. 2.

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