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There are many ways to get involved with the future of Sandpoint.  A great start is to be informed about what is going on. City Council has regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 PM, in the Council chambers.  If you can't make it to the meeting  a live web stream is available to watch.  You can also sign up for eNotifications to have calendar and news items sent to your inbox.  Council and committee meeting minutes are also available to review.   

If you are ready to take on a more hands on approach you should volunteer and  join an advisory committee.  Advisory committees are formed to provide research, study, discussion and recommendations on specific issues or a scope of issues as requested by City Council.  They also provide an opportunity for citizens to actively participate in the decision-making process, which is a critical element for an open and responsive government.  These committees add great value to our efforts to provide efficient and effective governance.

We love to hear feedback if you have questions comments or concerns contact your City Council or Mayor.

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There are many local civic organizations that would love your participation.

Bonner County has many councils and committees available to participate in as well.

Idaho@Play is a state wide initiative which brings AmeriCorps members and community volunteers together to promote play as a way to combat childhood obesity.

Below is a list of events that you can get involved with:

Help Needed For "Get Lit"

Post Date:11/09/2017 2:34 PM

PRESS RELEASE

11/09/2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HELP NEEDED FOR “GET LIT”

Sandpoint, ID – The City of Sandpoint is partnering with the Sandpoint Shopping District to support “Get Lit,” on Sunday, November 12. This is an all-volunteer activity focused on holiday lighting in the downtown core.  Volunteers and downtown business owners are encouraged to participate and bring lights, ladders and tools such as a broom or other long handle with a bent nail on the end. 

The work party will kick off at 10 a.m. outside the Cedar Street Bridge.  City of Sandpoint staff will be there to distribute unused lights from the former Business Improvement District (BID) and City inventory as the City will be converting all of its lights to LED.  Approximately 150 packages of white lights will be distributed to business owners and their volunteers for use in decorating the downtown core within the boundaries of the former BID.

Holiday lighting was one of the functions of the former BID which was dissolved by the Sandpoint City Council in September, 2017, after a lengthy public input process.  The City of Sandpoint will continue its tradition of lighting Jeff Jones Town Square, Community Hall and the trees on Church Street adjacent to the City-owned parking lot using more efficient LED lighting.

This first year “Get Lit” is patterned after other cities around the region who have instituted similar volunteer efforts.  One of the most well-known cities is Leavenworth, WA, which draws in over 15,000 visitors per weekend to its Christmas Lighting Event the first three weekends in December.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Stapleton, City Administrator, at (208) 304-2462 or jstapleton@sandpointidaho.gov.

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