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The Ellis County Press

Downtown board appointed

FERRIS - For the first time, the city council passed a new application process for city boards to include non-voting board seats for student advisors.

"This is a great opportunity for students to observe and participate in city government," said Economic Development and Main Street Director Chuck Dart.

Two student seats are available for each of the following boards: Main Street, Library and Parks board.

Student advisors, defined as Ferris Independent School District 7th through 11th- graders, will serve one year beginning in August and attendance is required at least 75 percent of the meetings.

Board applications can be found at cityofferris.org, city hall and the library.

Deadline for application submission is Friday, July 30 at 5 p.m.

In other news, Ferris’ Downtown Association met at Pueblito’s Thursday, July 1 to appoint new members to the Main Street Committee as follows; President- Michael Martinez, Vice President- Dianne Lankford, Treasurer- Charles Hatfield, Secretary- Suprina Casteel.

According to Dart, the board was able to run off a couple of ideas to generate downtown and economic growth opportunities including but not limited to, a community garage sale, way-finding signs, a 5K run and beautification projects.

"As a local business owner I am thrilled to be part of the way-finding signs and grant research committees," said Erik Hatfield, owner of Big Time Computer Outlet located on South Central Street.

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