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Newsfront - September 26, 2008

Danville seeks poet laureate

Town begins recruitment effort for commission members

by Geoff Gillette

Whether you have a lyrical bent or an interest in how development proceeds in Danville, there is a place for you.

Members of the Danville Town Council voted at their Sept. 16 meeting to create the position of poet laureate for the town. The description says the poet will "serve as a public advocate for the appreciation and advancement of the literary arts, particularly poetry, reading poetry for civic events and dedications."

Applicants should be 18 or older; a town resident; a published author or willing to publish poetry during their term. The appointment is for two years. Applications are due Oct. 9.

Several other committees are also seeking new members:

* Planning Commission

* Heritage Resource Commission

* Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Trustees

* Contra Contra Costa Transit Authority Accessible Services Committee

Town Clerk Marie Sunseri said the Planning Commission has five positions open, Heritage Resource Commission has three, and the Mosquito and Vector Control Board needs one Danville representative. Applications for these positions are all due at Town Hall by Oct. 23.

The Central Costa Contra Transit Authority's Accessible Services Committee needs one Danville representative. That post will remain open until filled.

Applications can be found on the town's Web Site, www.ci.danville.ca.us, or by going to the town offices at 510 La Gonda Way.