At some point, chances are you’ve thought to yourself, “I really want to be more involved with my community.” Well, why not now? Grandview is currently searching for volunteers, commissioners and board members for a variety of different events and organizations. Here are some of the many ways you can get involved.
Become one of Grandview’s elite citizens and sign up for the five-week Grandview Citizens Academy. The 2019 sessions start March 21 and run through through April 18. Sessions include City department tours, hands-on opportunities with PD, Fire and Public Works equipment, as well as budget exercises and planning lessons. We currently have 18 people enrolled and ready to learn just what it takes to keep the City running. The free sessions are Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register online at www.grandview.org/citizensacademy or call (816) 316-4812.
Boards and Commissions
Grandview currently has a number of opening on various boards and commissions. Serving on a board of commission is a great way to be active in your city and help influence the future of Grandview. Some of the vacancies are needed based on the ward of residence. If you don’t know your ward, you can search for that at www.grandview.org/wardmap.
Construction Code Appeals Board (meets on as needed basis/third Wednesday at 7:00PM)
2 vacancies: prefer a plumbing and construction experience background; residency not required
Historical Preservation Commission (quarterly meetings)
1 vacancy: prefer Ward 2
Parks and Recreation (meets monthly/first Thursday/6:00PM)
2 vacancies: Ward 2 and Ward 3
Planning Commission (meets monthly/first Wednesday/7:00PM)
1 vacancy: Ward 1
Zoning Board of Adjustment (as needed basis)
1 vacancy: not Ward specific, but prefer Ward 1
Meeting frequency varies by group, but is no more than once a month. Download the application form at http://www.grandview.org/work/city-government/boards-and-commissions/application-form and email to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach her at (816) 316-4811.
Take part in the fun of Harry’s Hay Days-- Grandview’s biggest community event of the year! Grandview C-4 School District, Grandview Assistance Program, Grandview Chamber of Commerce, Grandview Historical Society, Mid-Con Public Library-Grandview, and Southview Christian Church are just some of the community stakeholders putting on this fun-filled festival on beautiful Main Street. Volunteers are needed on May 3 & 4 to greet people at the concert, help vendor and parade set-up, man the information booth and roam the crowd to answer questions. View the schedule and sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/QPFAD.
Grandview Arts Council
Grandview Arts Council is looking for new members! This group is dedicated to promoting the arts in Grandview and South KC by nurturing artists, building audiences and bringing the arts to the community and the community to the arts. Grandview Arts Council currently holds free “Chalk it Up” events and issues calls for artists at least a few times a year, displaying the pieces at The View and City Hall. To apply to be a member, download the membership information at www.grandview.org/artscouncil.