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Lathrop seeks parks & rec commissioner
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Ever wanted to get involved with civic service but didn’t know where to start?
Now is your chance.
After Craig Weis resigned from his position on the Lathrop Parks and Recreation Commission last month, the City of Lathrop is searching for applicants that want to be a part of the body that oversees the city’s recreational offerings for residents.
The Lathrop City Council will choose an appointee from the list of applicants that will serve the remainder of Weis’ term through June 28, 2018. Those who are selected receive no compensation for their work for the City of Lathrop other than compensation that is approved expressly by the Lathrop City Council.
Those who are selected to serve do so at the pleasure of the council, who make the necessary appointments at the conclusion of their allocated term.
Former Lathrop City Councilman Mark Elliott began his service to the city as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission before moving on to the Planning Commission. Elliott, who was appointed to serve an interim term and was defeated in the November election, could still end as a member of the council if the body decides to go with the precedent of appointing the next leading vote getter in the wake of the death of Councilman Ruben Sandoval – who passed away two days after he was sworn in. Sandoval defeated Elliott by less than 200 votes.
For additional information about what is required of Parks and Recreation Commissioners – who meet on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Lathrop City Hall – contact the Parks and Recreation Administrative office at 209.941.7360 during normal business hours.
The council could decide to appoint a replacement when they meet during the third week of January after the cancelation of their scheduled meeting on Jan. 2.

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.