I just happened to be on the city of Brainerd website today and noticed that there are a number of openings on committees that help to make our city great. So I thought I’d bring a little attention to it.
Quite often we get so enthralled with the Presidential election that we forget that our city and county government that is in action right here in the lakes area has a direct effect on how we go about our lives. If you haven’t considered these opportunities in the past, maybe it’s time. So here are the current opportunities for service! The descriptions below are taken from the city of Brainerd website.
Economic Development Authority
The City of Brainerd Economic Development Authority (EDA) is your first-stop for business development assistance in Brainerd, including:
Site selection for large or small business
Business expansion and relocation financing resources
Referral source for business start-up assistance
Gap financing referrals
Economic development rates on utilities
Cable TV Advisory Committee
Recommended by Mayor, Approved by Council
To monitor the performance of the Cable TV franchise in carrying out the compliance of financial and technical provisions. To advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the present and future use of the cable communications system within the City. To promote the use of the public educational and governmental access channels by increasing the public awareness of their availability and potential and by stimulating and promoting public interest and participation therein. Take appropriate action to assure nondiscriminatory access to the public, educational and governmental access channels.
Make advisory recommendations relative to the Brainerd City Charter
Advise City Council on planning and zoning issues i.e. rezoning of property, conditional use and variance applications, and other land use matters.