City of Agoura Hills Forms New Community Services Coalition
Applications to Serve on New Coalition Addressing Society Issues Available July 16
Taking a leadership role in addressing current social issues affecting residents, the city of Agoura Hills announced it is forming a Community Services Coalition (CSC). The coalition will provide proactive measures to bring people and resources together within the community to respond effectively to social concerns.
“Times are much different now than they were 20 years ago,” said Agoura Hills Mayor John Edelston, who made the community services initiative part of his 2012 mayoral goals. “We want to identify the relevant issues affecting residents and address their needs—our goal in serving the community is to maximize the quality of life for our residents.”
The new coalition will look at the community from all demographics to create solutions for today’s social challenges, such as coping issues facing teens and adequate public services for an aging population. Other universal concerns facing communities are health problems such as obesity and autism and adequate emergency response support for natural disasters.
“The coalition is a progressive concept and as a government agency we can provide the leadership to bring the right people together to help serve our evolving community profile,” said Amy Brink, Agoura Hills Director of Community Services. The city is seeking residents to serve on the Community Services Coalition who can help identify key issues and help the city provide the services and programs to address those issues. “We are hoping to find individuals who have a passion for the community and who have a pulse on current issues either professionally or as a resident,” said Brink.
Beginning July 16, applications will be available online at the city’s website, www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us, or can be mailed upon request by contacting City Hall at 818-597-7300. The deadline for submitting applications to City Hall is Friday, August 10, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Applicants will be interviewed, selected and recommended to the City Council by the Community Services Committee.
For more information on the Community Services Coalition or Initiative, contact Agoura Hills Community Service Director Amy Brink at (818) 597-7326 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.