Volunteer Board or Commission
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 Town Council, except where provided otherwise by ordinance.
Vacancies occur sporadically and infrequently and the terms of these appointments can vary from a few months up to four years. 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. Additionally, some require financial disclosure forms. Volunteers will 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 Town Council, and possibly a background investigation.
BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEES INCLUDE:
- Boonton Housing Authority
- Boonton Planning/Zoning Board
- Board of Health
- Holmes Library Board of Trustees
- Local Emergency Planning Council
- Kiwanis Ambulance Board
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Ad Hoc Committees (i.e. Darress Theatre, Slope Failure, Marijuana, Master Plan, 150th Planning, 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.