Village Recreation Seeks Council Member posted on May 8, 2012
The Essex Junction Recreation and Parks (EJRP) Advisory Council is looking for two new representatives to help with the development and maintenance of a comprehensive system of leisure and recreational services in the Village community. Members must be a resident of the Village of Essex Junction and should have an interest in recreational programs, planning, operations, and identifying community needs.
The Essex Junction Recreation Department oversees a variety of community programs. During the summer the Department employs over one hundred counselors, lifeguards, officials, and coordinators for youth programs, sports camps, day camps, the Maple Street Pool, and more. During the school year, EJRP runs the Village Kids afterschool program at Hiawatha, Summit Street, and Fleming school, and the EJRP Preschool Program. There are also many opportunities for youth and adults to participate in recreational and educational classes, leagues, and programs. The Department oversees activities at Cascade Park, Stevens Park, and Maple Street Pool and Park. Village Recreation also partners with many other local youth organizations, including Essex CHIPS, Essex Junction Little League, Essex Youth Football, Babe Ruth Baseball, the Essex Senior Citizens, and more.
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the Village Community. Recreation plays an important role in the community, providing programs and parks that promote healthy choices. The Advisory Council meets monthly and member terms are 3-years.
Interested candidates should write a brief letter to the Council Chair, Wendy Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), expressing interest, and indicating the experiences and qualities that you would bring to the Council. The deadline for letters of interest is May 24th. If you have questions, you can call the Recreation Department at 878-1375, or log on to their website www.ejrp.org.