The Inola Area Chamber of Commerce and town of Inola Board of Trustees are currently searching for civic-minded individuals to serve on the Planning Commission Board, as well as boards for the library and cemetery.

The planning commission reviews zone change requests and discusses planning and development for the future of Inola. They serve as an advisory committee to the town of Inola Board of Trustees.

Requirements to serve on the board include residency in the town limits of Inola and a desire to serve the community and help manage its growth. Board members serve four year terms.

Town Planner Consultant Jim Loller said, “If you have a desire to understand how government operates and how zoning decisions are made. This is an opportunity to understand how the town makes decisions.”

State statutes mandate that these commissions exist and be filled with citizens, who have a vested interest in their communities.

“It’s a civic responsibility,” Loller said. “I believe that in the town I live in, I should help the governance of that board.”

“I encourage anybody who’s interested in it to go down to town hall,” Loller said.

More information about each board and an application to join the board are available upon request.

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