The next selection meeting for city boards & commissions will be Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30pm in the Saxe Room of the Main Library.
If you live in D3, D4 or D5, there are openings on the Community Development Advisory Committee. Check out this video for more details:
(If they ever do a video on the Hope Cemetery Commission — which, incidentally, has openings for residents of D2 and D3 — I want to be involved! I can hear it now: “Did all your favorite childhood moments happen in a cemetery? Do you often wonder what it would be like to serve on a commission with your elementary school principal? if so…”)
There are other openings for folks who’d like to volunteer on city boards. Some highlights:
- There are openings on some other influential city boards. There’s an opening on the Conservation Commission for a resident of D1, D2, D3, or D4. There are three openings on the Historical Commission. There are also two openings on the Worcester Arts Council, and an opening on the Zoning Board of Appeals for a residents of D4.
- Two lesser-known boards that will likely heat up in the near future have openings: Cable Television Advisory Committee and Off-Street Parking Board.
- If advocacy is your thing, there are openings on the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, Elder Affairs Commission, and Commission on Disability.
- Want to help select volunteers for city boards? There are two openings on the Citizen Advisory Council. (These are selected by the City Manager, not the existing members of the CAC.)
- And the Mayor Thomas Early Scholarship Committee has two openings.
If you’d like to see how the process works, watch Worcester Boards and Commissions 101.
Please consider applying for the boards that look most interesting…and get the word out to those you know.
I encourage folks to attend meetings of the board(s) they’re applying for, and to be flexible if members of the CAC recommend that you try for a board you didn’t apply for.