There is hereby established a Jobs Development Advisory Board which shall consist of four members. One member of such board shall be the city manager, and the other three members shall be appointed by the city commission. On May 1, 1994, all members then currently appointed to the board shall continue to serve their present terms in office. Thereafter, all appointed members shall be appointed for terms of three years each. Each term shall begin on the first day of May of the year of appointment, and shall end on the 30th day of April in the third year thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as appointments are made, and the person appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the unexpired portion of the term of the vacating member. Only residents of the city shall be eligible to be members of the board, and any person who while a member of the board ceases to be a resident of the city shall be deemed to have then vacated his or her membership on the board.

(Ord. 4116, Sec. 1)

The Jobs Development Advisory Board shall meet regularly and shall conduct such studies and engage in such activities as may be appropriate to inform and advise the city commission on current and needed programs and efforts to promote the development of jobs in Newton and in the Newton area, including the recruitment of new business and industry to Newton and the Newton area, and including the retention and expansion of existing business and industry. The Jobs Development Advisory Board shall also assist in the development and implementation of a jobs development program. To carry out the duties in whole or in part, members of the Jobs Development Advisory Board may be assigned by the city commission to serve as representatives of the city on other community or area boards, councils or committees having functions or programs of work which involve or relate to the duties assigned to the board herein. In such event, the Jobs Development Advisory Board shall report to the city commission on a regular basis, as may be designated by the city commission, to inform and advise as to the efforts and progress being made on community jobs development as undertaken through such boards, councils or committees.

(Ord. 3823, Sec. 1)