By MATT BLOIS
Brentwood is already preparing for its 50th anniversary celebration next year.
The City Commission last week created a committee to plan for a series of events marking the occasion throughout 2019.
The city was officially incorporated on April 15, 1969. The celebration could include a parade, a fundraising gala, historical events and concerts. As a part of the 50th anniversary celebration the city will also update its brand and create an informal community logo.
The committee will consist of five Brentwood residents elected by the City Commission that aren’t currently serving on any volunteer boards. One city commissioner will sit on the committee. There will also be representatives from the Park Board, Historic Commission, Tree Board, Planning Commission, Library Board and the Environmental Advisory Board.
Community Relations Director Deanna Lambert also will serve on the steering committee as a non-voting member. The committee’s chair will give the city a monthly report on its progress.
The city is accepting applications to serve on the committee from April 10 through April 23.
Anyone interested in serving on the committee can fill out an application on the city’s website.