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Batavia parks group has open seat

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Submitted by Kari Miller

The Batavia Parks Foundation has an immediate opening on its board of directors.

The foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving and expanding Batavia's parks and green spaces. Established in 2003 by business and civic leaders, the Foundation bridges the gap between public resources and the needs of the Batavia parks system.

A foundation board director is one of five individuals who volunteer their time to make a difference on issues related to parks and open spaces in the city. The open seat will serve the remainder of a 3-year term that commenced in November 2008 with the option to be reappointed by the board this November. Directors might also be called upon to initiate and carry out fundraising campaigns.

The board needs people with ideas, enthusiasm and a commitment to the community. Foundation board directors attend monthly board meetings and participate in special advisory committees on an as-needed basis.

Citizens interested in applying for a seat on the board must submit a letter of interest, including their prior community involvement. A resume can be included but is not required.

Letters of interest should be sent to the Batavia Parks Foundation, c/o Mike Clark, 327 W. Wilson, Batavia, 60510. Letters should be received no later than 5 p.m. July 29. For more information, contact Clark, executive director of the park district, at (630) 879-5235 ext. 2008.