Lots of Openings on Town Committees and Groups; Are You Interested?

Photo: The seal of Belmont.

If you have some time on your hand and wish to contribute your talents to help run the town you live in, the Belmont Board of Selectmen has begun its annual committee appointment process.

Beginning in July, 2015, the Selectmen will be making appointments to fill terms set to expire this year and those that have been left vacant by resignations. Although an uncompensated position, the Selectmen places a high value on committee contributions, and recognizes the critical role that committees play in shaping Belmont’s future.

The Board is looking for Belmont residents with a variety of talents and backgrounds who are willing to make the commitment to serving on a committee. Residents with no past committee service, past committee members and current committee members interested in re-appointment are all encouraged to apply.

The list of Committees that have vacancies or members with terms expiring in 2015 include:

  • Cable Television Advisory Committee
  • Community Preservation Committee
  • Conservation Commission
  • Council on Aging
  • Cultural Council
  • Disability Access Commission
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Education Scholarship Committee
  • Energy Committee
  • Historic District Commission
  • Housing Trust
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Municipal Light Advisory Board
  • Permanent Audit Committee
  • Planning Board
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Advisory Committee
  • Recreation Commission
  • Registrars Of Voters
  • Shade Tree Committee
  • Traffic Advisory Committee
  • Vision 21 Implementation Committee
  • Water Advisory Board
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

The number of appointments to be made, time commitment needed, and preferred qualifications varies from committee to committee. To be considered for appointment to any committees appointed by the Board of Selectmen, please fill out a Community Volunteer Interest Form that may be obtained from the Selectmen’s Office or on the town website.

Submit completed interest forms along with any other supporting documentation to the Office of the Board of Selectmen located in Town Hall, or via e-mail to selectmen@belmont-ma.gov

Completed interest forms will be kept on file for a year. Note that applying to be a committee member is not a guarantee of appointment. The Board of Selectmen will make all appointments in public meetings this summer.

Questions about committees or this appointment process may be addressed to Public Information Specialist Bob Reardon Jr. in the Office of the Board of Selectmen.