Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Voluntary Muscle

Besides being Titanic Day and Tax Day -- and if you are your LakeCountyEye, Titanic-Tax Day -- April 15th was also the first day of National Volunteer Week:
obaubleNOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 15 through April 21, 2012, as National Volunteer Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week by volunteering in service projects across our country and pledging to make service a part of their daily lives.
Presidential Proclamation -- National Volunteer Week, 2012
And wherever there is a national bandwagon to be found, can Lake County be far behind? Haha is Willard the name of some billionaire guy running for president? Lake County has issued its own presidential proclamation:
When citizens participate in government, it enhances transparency, openness, as well as effectiveness because government officials benefit from citizens' input, perspective, and expertise. The Lake County Board is seeking volunteers to appoint to various boards, agencies, and commissions.
Are you interested in volunteering to serve on a government board?
Why is Lake County seeking volunteers to "various boards, agencies, and commissions"? Because -- unlike cushy elected positions like County Commissioner and Township Supervisor -- these are the jobs that impose onerous workloads and responsibilities and come with no benefits, pensions or salaries. In other words these are the public sector jobs nobody wants.

Still, you're reading this, so your LakeCountyEye knows you're an operative who would rather do just about anything other than leave show the business. So here are ten volunteer opportunities pulled directly from the Lake County website:

Ten Lake County Government Board Openings No One Else Wants
  1. Regional Planning Commission: Dimucci Property Rubber Stamp Functionary
  2. Lake County Department of Transportation Recorder of Roundabouts
  3. Fort Sheridan Club Professional
  4. Port Barrington Port Authority
  5. Route 53 Extension Comptroller of Tolls
  6. Lake County Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: Chief of Police Oversight Division
  7. Lake Michigan Asian Carp Abatement District
  8. Venetian Village Gondola Regulatory Commission
  9. U.N. Human Rights Watch: Division of the Lake County Sheriff and State's Attorney
  10. Lake County Gambling Czar

Look for your LakeCountyEye in voluntary servitude.

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