Students Sought For Local Committee

Staff Reports

Chino Hills– Are you a high school or college student interested in prioritizing health and improving the quality of life in Chino Hills? The Chino Hills Healthy Hills Steering Committee encourages you to be a part of their committee and submit an application by July 1.

The committee will be formed of three high school students and one college student. They will only be accepting high students who are a resident of Chino Hills or attending high school in the City. You must be a junior or senior during the 2016/2017 school year, as well as in good academic standing.

Interviews will begin the week of July 11 and plan to recommend appointments to the Healthy Hills Steering Committee at their August 8, 2016 meeting. New committee members will serve August 2016 through August 2017.

Once a member of the Committee, there will be opportunities to attend special events throughout the year to represent Healthy Hills at City-wide events such as Easter Egg-Citement, the Independent Day Celebration, Concerts in the Park, and other programs. Also be part of health-related events within the community such as the Health Fair, hikes, walks, screenings, etc.

Four times a year, The Healthy Hills Steering Committee meets at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 City Drive, unless otherwise noted. The month’s meetings are held in February, May, August, and November at 6 p.m. Meeting dates for 2016 will be August 8 and November 14.

The Healthy Hills Steering Committee was revamped in 2014 after originally being formed in 1994 as The Healthy Cities Steering Committee, established to assist in assessing community needs, defining health priorities, and developing programs to enhance the quality of life within the community. The goals are to evaluate and recommend programs for all ages, offering programs such as; fitness and hiking, opportunities for youth involvement, health and wellness seminars, and more listed on the application.

Along with the students, the committee has 5 residents that are appointed by the Committee and 5 residents appointed by the City Council as well as being comprised of City Commissioners; representatives from Chino Valley Unified District, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chino Hills Police Department, County of San Bernardino, Chino Valley YMCA, and Chino Valley Fire District.

The goal behind Healthy Hills Committee is to inform through education, offer employment opportunities, ultimate and social well-being of people in the community, and striving to solve complex social, physical, and environmental health problems with the support of local residents.

Applications were sent to local high schools and are also available at the City Clerk’s Office on the second floor, 14000 City Center Drive. You may also visit www.chinohills.org/HealthyHills to download the application. The application must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1st. If you have any questions, you may call the City Clerk’s Office at (909) 364-2620.