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Posted on: February 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Openings on Boards, Councils, and Committees

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The Personnel Committee of the Village Board of Trustees asks residents interested in volunteering for service on Village Boards, Councils, and Committees to submit their names for consideration. New terms will begin April 2, 2022.  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. Scarsdale residents may also 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, including their areas of focus, please visit www.scarsdale.com and click “Volunteer Opportunities” under the “Resident” tab and select the “Boards, Councils or Committees” icon to go directly to the site.

 Volunteer information may be submitted on or before March 4, 2022, in one of two ways: 

 Online: Click APPLY to fill out an online application. 

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 Karen Brew/Trustee Randall Whitestone, Scarsdale Village Hall, 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale NY 10583.

 Residents are welcome to contact Trustee Karen Brew, by e-mail at kbrew@scarsdale.com or Trustee Randy Whitestone at rwhitestone@scarsdale.com with any questions about these opportunities to serve the community. Donna Conkling of the Village Clerk’s Office 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 visit the following link http://www.scarsdale.com/182/Boards-Councils-Committees.

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