Applicants Sought for Districting Commission

The City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Districting Commission for the purpose of adjusting district boundaries. Five members will be appointed by the Council: one member each from the Southwest, Southeast, Northwest, Northeast, and Central Districts of the city. All applicants must be registered voters and live in the district for which they apply to represent.

The need for this Districting Commission stems from the city’s population increase of more than 15 percent since the last redistricting in 2011. The Commission will meet several times over the course of the year to prepare and submit a districting plan. The adopted redistricting plan will go into effect prior to the 2018 Municipal Election.

Applications are available online through the City Council web page at or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 367-8080 or The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The Office of the City Clerk is located in Carnegie Town Hall at 235 West Tenth Street.