- Boards, Councils & Committees
Boards, Councils, & Committees
Scarsdale has a strong tradition of volunteerism and civic engagement. For generations, we have benefited from an intelligent and talented population of residents willing to give their time to help shape the character and policies of our great community. We hope that you will consider continuing this tradition through service on a volunteer board, commission, committee, or council.
There are three types of boards, councils and committees:
- Decision-Making Boards, Councils, & Committees (including Land Use Boards)
- Advisory Boards, Councils, & Committees
- Ad-Hoc Committees
Review current membership rosters.
Apply to serve on a resident board, council, or committee.
Decision-making boards, councils, and committees independently review applications and submissions and may be responsible for approval or rejection, or imposing appropriate conditions.
|Board, Council, or Committee||Volunteer to Serve||Meeting Days||Meeting Length||Frequency|
|Board of Architectural Review||Learn More||Monday||2 to 3 hours||Two per month|
|Cable Commission||Learn More||Varies||1 to 1.5 hours||One per month|
|Committee for Historic Preservation||Learn More||Tuesday||1 hour||One per month|
|Library Board||Learn More||Monday||2 hours||One per month|
|Planning Board||Learn More||4th Wednesday||1 to 2.5 hours||One per month|
|Town Board of Assessment Review||Learn More||Varies||Varies||See "Learn More"|
|Zoning Board of Appeals||Learn More||2nd Wednesday||2 to 3 hours||One per month|
|Board, Council or Committee||Volunteer to Serve||Meeting Days||Meeting Length||Frequency|
|Council on People with Disabilities||Learn More||Monday||Varies||Once a month|
|Advisory Council on Communications||Learn More||Varies||2 hours||One per month|
|Advisory Council on Human Relations||Learn More||Varies||2 hours||Quarterly|
|Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation||Learn More||Varies||2 hours||One per month|
|Advisory Council on Senior Citizens||Learn More||Varies||2 hours||One per month|
|Advisory Council on Technology||Learn More||Varies||1 to 2 hours||Quarterly; monthly, as needed|
|Advisory Council on Youth||Learn More||Varies||1.5 hours||Three to four meetings per year|
|Arts Advisory Council||Learn More||Varies||1 to 2 hours||One per month|
|Board of Ethics||Learn More||Varies||Varies||One annual reorganization meeting; otherwise as convened|
|Conservation Advisory Council||Learn More||Varies||2 hours||One per month|
Ad-hoc committees are advisory groups comprised of subject matter experts and other interested residents that the Village Board formally invites by way of resolution to engage in research and discussion focused on producing written recommendations for the Village Board surrounding a particular community interest.
Such committees generally receive a time-bound charge with specified deliverables; their work is important in helping to shape regulations and to inform new program development. Unlike standing volunteer boards, councils, and committees, an ad-hoc committee is automatically disbanded upon completion of its charge, or once the committee’s specified expiration date has passed without Village Board extension.
|Ad-Hoc Committee||Volunteer to Serve||Meeting Days||Meeting Length||Frequency|
|Ad-Hoc Committee on Food Scrap Recycling||Learn More||Varies||Varies||As needed|
|Ad-Hoc Committee on LED Streetlights||Learn More||Varies||Varies||As needed|
|Ad-Hoc Council to Combat Racism and Bias||Learn More||Varies||Varies||As needed|