Volunteers sought for community task forces

Volunteer service is a popular activity at OSU, and now there's a new way to participate in community building in Corvallis. In this photo from 2010, members of the OSU women’s soccer and gymnastics teams joined other volunteers to build trails and remove unwanted vegetation at a park in Corvallis. (photo by Dennis Wolverton)

OSU students, staff and faculty have an opportunity to volunteer and participate directly in the shaping of the Corvallis community’s future.

OSU faculty and staff are being invited to express their interest in serving on three task forces that will make essential contributions to the City of Corvallis-OSU Collaboration Project. Each task force will be made up of both OSU and community members. They will meet every three weeks through winter and spring terms. Participants don’t have to live in neighborhoods adjacent to the Corvallis campus to participate.

The task force areas are traffic and parking, neighborhood planning and neighborhood livability.

Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning and President Ed Ray will make the actual appointments to the Task Forces. If you are interested in volunteering, or if you would like to recommend someone, please send an e-mail to Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing, at steve.clark@oregonstate.edu, and to his assistant, Alice Tucker, at alice.tucker@oregonstate.edu.

OSU leadership is in the process of identifying names of potential task force representatives prior to a meeting that will be held on Feb. 20.

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