The Board shall act in an advisory capacity to the Senior Services Coordinator and the City Manager and shall advise and assist the Coordinator and City Manager to insure the efficient and economical management and operation of City senior services programs and related facilities.
The Board shall have the duties and responsibilities as may be delegated to it by the City Council. The primary functions and duties include:
Recommend policies and procedures for development of the senior services.
Recommend services and programs for the senior citizens of the City and to promote and stimulate public interest which encourages social, recreational, and business interaction of the citizens of the City of Kearney.
Assist in developing short and long-range priorities for the provision of senior services.
Promote coordination of senior services activities with those of public officials, civic groups and other organizations.
View members of the Senior Services Advisory Board. The Board shall consist of five members chosen from the citizens at large with a minimum of three members residing within the corporate limits of the City of Kearney. However, all members must be residents of Buffalo County.
A City staff person shall serve as the recording secretary. The Senior Services Coordinator shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Board.
Special Membership Requirements
All members must be age 50 or older and shall not hold any elective position in the City. The members shall be qualified by general knowledge or experience in matters related to senior activities and community social programs, must be active at the Petersen Senior Activity Center and/or attend their events or programs.