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Volunteer & Internship

The Town of Boonton has opportunities for volunteer service on numerous standing boards and commissions, as well as occasional “ad hoc” committees that are formed for a limited term to consider a specific issue or project.

Appointments to these groups are made by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, except where provided otherwise by statute or ordinance. The terms of these appointments vary from a few months up to four years.

Vacancies occur sporadically and infrequently. Most standing groups have a fixed number of members, and some may have special requirements for membership, such as residence within the Town or even in a particular section of the Town.  As well, some require financial disclosure forms but you would be notified of any requirements prior to appointment.

The Town strives to appoint members who are interested, well-qualified, and free from bias or conflict of interest. Appointments are made without discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability. Additional standards of selection may include an application’s expertise and experience in the group’s subject matter (including previous service), fresh perspective, communication skills, knowledge of the diverse community, availability, ethical standards, and other relevant factors. The appointment process may include an oral interview, appearance before the Board of Aldermen, and possibly a background investigation.

 

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEES INCLUDE:

  • Boonton Housing Authority        
  • Boonton Planning/Zoning Board              
  • Board of Health
  • Holmes Library Board of Trustees            
  • Parks and Recreation Committee            
  • Local Emergency Planning Council
  • Kiwanis Ambulance Board           
  • Municipal Alliance           
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • AD Hoc committees (Examples include 150th Anniversary Planning Committee, Sidewalk Inventory, Economic Development / Business Recruitment, etc.)
  • General volunteering

The Town relies on these groups to provide not only experience and expertise in the subject matter, but also to provide general citizen input into the policy-making process. To properly represent our citizens, members of these groups must have ample time to not only attend meetings, but also to research issues and be available and willing to discuss issues with citizens. Members who do not attend at least 75% of meetings are subject to removal at the Mayor’s discretion.


INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - Students & Under / Unemployed Professionals Welcomed


If you have interest in an internship with the Town, we are seeking people to fill two positions:

Administrative / Operations:
http://www.internships.com/administration/operations-mayors-assistant

Communications / Social Media / Community Engagement:
https://www.internships.com/government/communications-social-media-community-management-intern

Current students or under/unemployed applicants are welcomed. Computer skills are required and residents of Boonton or the surrounding area highly preferred.
Click the links above to learn more. To apply, please download the intern application below and mail, scan and email (mayor@boonton.org) or drop off the completed application off to Town Hall.

Please download and submit the applications below to the Administration Office of the Mayor at Town Hall (tel. 973-402-9410, ext. 623). By fully completing and submitting this application, you are indicating your interest and qualification to serve. Completed applications will be maintained in a pool of applications until appointment, or 24 months from the date of submission, whichever is earlier. Therefore, re-submission may be required.

The fully completed forms (downloaded below), together with any supporting documents, may be submitted in person, via the Town Hall drop-box, by email (mayor@boonton.org) or by mail to the Administration Office at Town Hall, 100 Washington Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. 

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Anthony Pisano,
Aug 30, 2016, 5:20 PM
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Anthony Pisano,
Aug 30, 2016, 5:20 PM
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Anthony Pisano,
Aug 30, 2016, 5:20 PM
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