Boards & Commission Application Forms
The following forms are 'fillable' forms which means you can conveniently complete such forms on your computer by simply typing information into a form's displayed fields. You can then print your completed form and submit the form to the Clerk's Office via fax, regular mail or in person. You may also scan the completed form with your signature and email it as an attached PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note that you need to attach a personal resume or letter stating your interest in the particular board, commission or committee that you are applying for.
User Responsibility for Completeness and Accuracy
As with all official forms and documents, you are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of all information that you provide on your screen-fillable form. The software that you will use provides no computation, validation or verification of the information you enter on the form, and you are responsible for entering all required information. At this time, all signatures, where required, must be hand written on forms.
Additional Information for Successfully Completing Screen Fillable Forms
Please take the time to read and pay attention to the following information for successfully completing screen fillable forms on the City and Borough of Sitka Municipal Clerk's website.
- Software required to view and complete Screen Fillable PDF forms
To access, view, download, complete and print fillable forms you will need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or later). Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free and can be downloaded from the following web site:
Please Note: The free Acrobat Reader does not allow you to save a completed, or a partially completed form on your computer. If you wish to electronically save a completed form, or retain your work on a partially completed form, you must purchase additional software - Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (or later) or Adobe Acrobat Approval 5.0. For more information about these products, please see the web page:
For more information about Adobe products, including installation of the free Acrobat reader software, please visit the vendor's web site at: http://www.adobe.com
- Downloading and Saving Blank PDF screen-fillable forms.
There are two options to save the form to your computer's hard drive.
Once saved, you may access the form at your convenience on your computer using Acrobat Reader (or a purchased Adobe Acrobat product).
- Save the Form Without Viewing: right-click on the hyperlinked form title, select "Save Target As" (Internet explorer) or "Save Link As" (Firefox and other browsers) and save the blank form to the computer directory or folder of your choice.
- View the Form, then Save: double-click on the hyperlinked form title. With Acrobat Reader installed on your computer (or a purchased Adobe Acrobat product), the form will open within your browser displayed by the Acrobat Reader software. To save the form to your computer, click on the small disk icon that appears in the upper left hand corner of the Adobe Reader frame and again select the directory or folder of your choice.
- Complete Forms Offline in the Adobe Reader. Avoid Completing Forms Online within your Browser.
Please Note: Although you can fill in a form while it is displayed within your browser, we strongly recommend that you not do so. You will lose all entered form data if you browse to other web pages in the same browser window that you are using to display the screen fillable form. You run the risk of accidentally deleting all of your entered form data by inadvertently clicking on the "back or "forward" buttons on your browser. Clicking either of these buttons will close the form and delete of all your information.
We recommend that you open the Acrobat Reader program, click on file/open and locate the form saved on your computer hard drive. Then fill out the form in Acrobat Reader independently from your browser or your Internet connection.
- Signing and Submitting Filled-in Forms. Retaining Copies for Your Records.
After completing a screen fillable form, click on the "submit by email" button located at the bottom of the form. We will accept completed forms (except LEPC applications) submitted by email without handwritten signature but our office reserves the right to call you for verification. Submitting application by email is temporarily unavailable.
In the "Select Email Client" dialog box,
- Select "Desktop Email Application" if you are using Outlook, Thunderbird, Eudora installed in your computer. Then click OK.
In the Send Data File dialog box, click Print Form if you want a copy of the filled-in form; then click Senda Data File.
Your default email application displays a new email message with the To, Subject, Body and Attachment fields automatically filled in.
Change the subject to the following format: "yourfamilyname board application" eg Smith Board Application
Then click SEND on your email application.
Click Close in the Email Confirmation dialog box in Acrobat.
- Select "Internet Email" if you are using a web-based email client like Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. Then click OK.
In the Sending The Data File dialog box, click Save Data File. Then choose a location on your computer to save the file; click Save.
Open a new browser window, log in to your web-based email service, and use your service to create a new blank email.
In the Sending the Data File dialog box in Acrobat, select the value in the To field; then right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) and choose Copy.
In your blank email message in your Internet email service, click in the To field, and paste the data you copied. Repeat the same steps for the Message Text field. For the subject field, enter the subject in the following format "yourfamilyname board application" eg Smith Board Application.
Use your Internet email service to attach the data file (that you saved in step 2) to your email message.
If you want a copy of the filled-in form, click Print Form in the Sending The Data File dialog box in Acrobat.
Click Close in the Sending The Data File dialog box.
Submit your completed application and personal resume or letter stating your interest in this particular board, commission or committee by fax (907-747-7403), regular mail or in person to:
City and Borough of Sitka
Municipal Clerk's Office
100 Lincoln St.
Sitka, AK 99835
You can also scan your resume or letter of interest along with your completed signed application form and email it as an attached PDF to email@example.com.
Please Note: Since form data cannot be saved when using Adobe Reader, we strongly recommend that you print two copies of the filled-out form: (1) one copy to submit and (2) one copy for your personal records. (Alternately, you may make a photocopy of the completed form.) In order to save a form with your entered data intact, you must purchase additional software - Adobe Acrobat 5.0 (or later) or Adobe Acrobat Approval 5.0. For more information about these products, please see the web page: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html