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Danville council to appoint residents to various advisory committee openings

Plus: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Parks Make Life Better Month

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss appointing residents to available positions on town advisory committees on Tuesday evening.

During the regular meeting, the council will consider appointing residents to available positions on the town's Arts Commission, Parks and Leisure Services Commission and Design Review Board, as well as Danville representatives to the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee and County Connection Citizens Advisory Committee. The council also plans to name a new poet laureate.

The aforementioned appointments are the lead item for the council's meeting on Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.

Residents who are interested in learning about the interview process required for these positions are invited to the council’s special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, where council members will interview prospective candidates. Interviews will also be held in the Town Meeting Hall.

In other business

* By recognizing June as National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the council plans to issue a proclamation to Ginny Roth, chair of the 2019 East Bay Walk to End Alzheimer's, making it official.

“There are currently more than 670,000 people with Alzheimer’s living in the state of California, over 19,000 of whom are in Contra Costa County and over 715 of whom reside in Danville,” town officials said in a staff report. “And an estimated 57,000 caregivers in Contra Costa County, 2100 of whom reside in Danville, who are caring for loved ones.”

* Council members are also set to issue a proclamation recognizing July as Parks Make Life Better Month.

“The Town of Danville urges all its residents to recognize that parks and recreation enriches the lives of its residents and visitors, as well as adds value to the community's homes and neighborhoods,” reads the proclamation, which would be signed by each council member.

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