Throughout the year, as positions become available, the town seeks residents who are interested in being considered for appointed positions on varying Boards & Commissions. In an effort to keep a political party balance, requirements as specified in the Town Charter, some positions have party restrictions.
These volunteer, registered voter positions become available as: terms expire, volunteers retire or new committees are formed. Each term is a multiple year term and each volunteer can serve up to two full terms. One (usually evening) meeting is held each month during each term. Interested parties are encouraged to attend a meeting prior to committing and applicants must be approved by the Board of Selectmen and often additionally by the RTM.
Positions currently available:
Fair TV Operational Committee: seven vacancies as of July 2013, term length, meeting times & days TBD. Established in 2008 this volunteer position oversees the development & operation of educational and government access television programming for Fairfield on channel 78 (Fair TV: Education) & channel 79 (Fair TV: Government).
Harbor Management Commission: two vacancies as of November 2013, four year term, meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4.30pm. Established in 1995 to devise & implement a management plan for Southport Harbor, this commission oversaw the dredging of Southport Harbor in 2004 and is authorized by state statutes to establish a fee schedule for mooring and anchorage permits and to collect these fees.
Osborn Hill Windows Building Committee: five to eleven vacancies, will meet until project completion, meeting dates & times TBD. Established to plan, coordinate & supervise the upgrading of windows at OHS following the educational specifications developed by the Board of Education.
“The town of Fairfield is seeking qualified residents to volunteer to serve on our Boards and Commissions,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau. “Fairfield has been fortunate to have experienced and engaged citizens who dedicate their time to help make positive strides for our town”.
Interested residents should send their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
For more information and availabilities throughout the year please visit: http://www.fairfieldct.org/documents/2012/BCBook2012.pdf, www.fairfieldct.org or email Kathleen Griffin at KGriffin@ town.fairfield.ct.us