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Calling All Residents to Apply for Openings on Village Boards, Councils and Committees

chairThe Personnel Committee of the Village Board is asking residents interested in volunteering to serve on Village Boards, Councils, and Committees to submit their names for consideration. New terms will begin April 1, 2019. Candidates interested in serving on any Board, Council, or Committee should apply using the application form available on the Village website or in-person at Village Hall. It is also helpful for Scarsdale residents to provide written suggestions of individuals who should be considered for appointment. Please submit contact information including email addresses. For more information on the various Boards, Councils, and Committees, please visit www.scarsdale.com and click “Volunteer Opportunities” under the “Resident” tab and select the “Boards, Councils or Committees” icon or click HERE to go directly to the site.

The information may be submitted on or before March 01, 2019, in one of two ways:

Online: Just click HERE to apply. One may also visit www.scarsdale.com, scroll down to the Village Highlights section, and click on the Highlight story, “Volunteers Needed for Citizen Boards, Councils, and Committees.” From there, simply click “APPLY today.

In-Person or by Mail: An application may be picked-up from the Village Clerk’s Office at Village Hall and either submitted in-person or by mail to Trustee Justin Arest, Scarsdale Village Hall, 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale NY 10583.

Residents are welcome to contact the Personnel Committee Chair, Trustee Justin Arest, by
e-mail at justinarest.scarsdaletrustee@gmail.com with any questions about these opportunities to serve the community. The Village Clerk, Donna Conkling, is also available to assist by phone at 914-722-1175, or by e-mail using dconkling@scarsdale.com.

Pursuant to the general policy adopted by the Village Board, guidelines for membership on Scarsdale's appointed Boards, Councils, and Committees cover four areas:

1. Residency

Boards, Committees and Advisory Councils are comprised of residents of the Village. While comments from outside the community can be sought as needed, actions recommended or taken by Boards, Committees and Advisory Councils should ultimately reflect the views of Village residents.

2. Professional or Business Affiliation

Various professional skills and training are required by Village law or deemed desirable by the Village Board of Trustees for the successful fulfillment of some Board, Council or Committee charters.

3. Civic Interest and Involvement

The majority of the members of Village Boards and Councils are appointed by reason of demonstrated interest in Village affairs, through volunteer involvement. Scarsdale is the beneficiary of a long history of voluntary civic endeavors. Since the overriding purpose of Boards, Committees and Councils is to assure the continuation of high community standards, it is appropriate that members on Boards, Committees and Councils be those residents who have demonstrated willingness and initiative to work in support of this objective.

4. Specialized Knowledge

Certain Boards, Committees and Councils benefit by having one or more members with specialized knowledge. For example, the Cable Television Commission benefits by having people with knowledge of the communications industry; the Advisory Council on People with Disabilities would benefit from the experience of residents with disabilities; the Advisory Council on Youth would benefit from people who have worked with young people.

For detailed information on length of terms, meeting days, etc. for specific Boards, Councils, and Committees, please click here.

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