Benoit Seeks Applicants for Ripley-Mesa Verde Community Council

News Release


Jul 05

Benoit Seeks Applicants for Ripley-Mesa Verde Community Council

Ripley and Mesa Verde residents who are interested in issues in their community and wish to be advocates for the Palo Verde Valley are encouraged to apply to serve on the Ripley Mesa Verde Community Council.

Community councils provide guidance and recommendations to Supervisor John J. Benoit and the Board of Supervisors on issues, county services and the quality of life in unincorporated communities. To boost attendance and civic involvement in the communities of Ripley and Mesa Verde, Supervisor John J. Benoit is consolidating the existing community councils into a single five-member advisory board.

“Community councils help me maintain open communication with the residents of our unincorporated communities, and are opportunities for community members to stay informed and ask questions about what is happening in their area,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “I am seeking individuals, who have a strong desire to advocate for the residents and communities of Ripley and Mesa Verde, to join our new council serving both areas.”

The new Ripley-Mesa Verde Community Council will meet three times a year. At these meetings, county departments and public agencies, including the Sheriff’s Department, Code Enforcement and CAL FIRE, present informative reports to the residents.

Applicants must be registered Riverside County voters living in the unincorporated communities of Ripley or Mesa Verde. Community council members serve without compensation.

In addition to the Ripley-Mesa Verde Community Council, eight other community councils meet regularly in the Fourth Supervisorial District.

For more information and to obtain an application, please call Supervisor Benoit’s office at 760-863-8211. Applications are requested by Friday, July 29, 2016.

73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 222, Palm Desert, CA 92260 | Phone: 760-863-8211 • Fax: 760-863-8905