City taking applications for Commission on Parks and Recreation seats

    Here’s your chance to work for the City of Philadelphia and not get paid.

    OK, it is an unpaid gig, but a very interesting and relevant one, given what’s happening in the city right now.

    The city has nine spots to fill on its Commission on Parks and Recreation, and is taking applications.
    The commissioners of the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Water, Streets and Public Property; the City Council President; and the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission all have seats on the Commission, but the other nine spots are filled by Mayor Michael Nutter based on the recommendations City Council gives on applications.

    If chosen, you’ll serve as a volunteer on a four-year term and help shape the standards for land use, green space preservation and the acquisition, sale or lease of park land and recreation facilities.

    Applications are due May 9.

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