Saturday, May 26, 2007

Looking for a Few Good People

The Task Force to Bring Back the Don is currently recruiting new members. This happens once every three or four years. As an official City of Toronto committee we are re-established with each new term of council. This is also a convenient time to recruit new members. People leave the committee for a variety of reasons, eg. move away, lose interest, have children, start a new job, etc.

This time around the task force is looking for about 9 new members. The requirements for the position are listed on the Task Force website. While the list of qualifications may seem daunting, it is just a guideline. Anybody who applies and shows a keen interest in the Don Valley and its myriad issues and challenges has a good shot at being accepted. And we're not just looking for scientists and planners. We have people from all walks of life. Our current members have a wide variety of talent and experience:

  • IT database administrator
  • Hospital administrator
  • Train engineer (retired)
  • Publications editor
  • High school biology teacher (retired)
  • Human resources consultant
  • Graphic arts designer

So if you are considering an application, I suggest reviewing the contents of the website. One of the members who started three years ago told me that reading the website gave him the impetus he needed to apply.

Applications are being accepted now. The deadline is June 11, 2007.

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