WHAT ARE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS?
Boards, committees, and commissions are designed to give citizens a voice in their government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for residents. Participation on a board or commission is one of the most effective steps citizens can take in having an active voice in their government.
DO BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS GET PAID FOR THEIR DUTIES?
A majority of boards and commissions are volunteer position so members do not receive compensation for their duties. The Mayor and City Council are the exception whereas they do receive stipends.
WHAT TIME COMMITMENT IS EXPECTED OF A BOARD MEMBER?
Time commitment varies depending on the board or commission. Most boards and commissions meet quarterly, while others meet monthly or semi-annually. Additionally, board members must be able to dedicate time outside of meetings to do reading, research, etc. You may email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT ARE THE TERMS FOR MEMBERS SERVING ON A BOARD OR COMMISSION?
The term for most boards and commissions is three to five years but terms can vary for different boards and commissions.
DO I NEED TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF SACO TO BE QUALIFIED FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION POSITION?
Yes, all citizen participants must be residents of the City of Saco to be considered for appointment by the Mayor. For ad hoc committees, the Mayor may consider representatives from our business community depending on the mission/purpose of the committee. City staff are also not required to be residents of the city to serve on a board.
ARE BOARD MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Yes, meetings are open to the public.
HOW CAN I APPLY OR LEARN MORE?