Are you a civic-minded citizen looking for a way to volunteer for the county? If so, you may consider applying to be on the Jefferson County Cultural Council. The county is looking for applicants from District 1, 2 and at-large.
The County Cultural Council is responsible for allocating Jefferson County's share of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Tier III funds to applying organizations. The tax-payer approved SCFD receives 1/10th of one percent sales tax collected in the seven-county metro area. Of that 1/10 of one percent, 13.5 percent goes to fund Tier III eligible organizations. The remaining amount goes to Tier I and Tier II groups. Each county is provided with the funds collected within that specific county for distribution.
The Cultural Council meets every Wednesday evening from the last Wednesday in March through the second Wednesday in June. The council meets in Hearing Room 2 at the Administrative and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden. Members also attend a few other activities such as a retreat in September and presentations to the Board of County Commissioners each June and to the SCFD Board of Directors in late September.
The time commitment to the council also includes reviewing up to 10 applications each week prior to the interviews on Wednesday evenings, from March through May. Council members average about 150 hours each year on council activities.
The person right for the job is one that is interested in the cultural and scientific activities within the community. One who appreciates what these organizations offer to Jeffco citizens, but also someone who also has a mind for business and a good understanding of financial issues facing small businesses. The role as a member of the Cultural Council is not just to give away money, but to judge the viability of these organizations and choose to distribute monies in a way that is, first and foremost, beneficial to the citizens of Jefferson County.
If you think you are up to it, apply today. Visit www.jeffco.us/bcc and click on the Boards & Commissions link on the left navigation.