SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Village Board is reminding residents that there are several openings on village boards, councils and committees.
The Personnel Committee of the Village Board is asking interested residents to submit their names for volunteer positions. New terms start on April 7.
Trustee Thomas Martin, chair of the Personnel Committee, "strongly encourages residents to apply for these positions, by submitting their names, together with a listing of community service and relevant professional background."
Interested residents are asked to submit information either through the village website or at Village Hall at 1001 Post Road in Scarsdale. All materials should be received at the village by March 3. Those with questions are asked to contact Village Clerk Donna Conkling at 914-722-1175 or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a listing of guidelines for prospective volunteers, based on the general policy adopted by the Village Board:
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.
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.
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.
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; the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation would benefit from having a parent active in the Recreation Department's Elementary School Sports Program.