Letter: Opportunities Abound to Serve on Town Boards and Commissions

To the Editor submitted by Rita Baker and Caralyn Stevens Co-Chairs, Selectmen’s Nominations Advisory Committee (SNAC)

Have you ever thought of volunteering your time and talent as a member of a Town Board or Commission? Opportunities abound, and here’s how you go about it.

The process starts with the Selectmen’s Nominations Advisory Committee (SNAC), a bipartisan group of nine members who help the Selectmen in finding and recruiting talented men and women who are willing to serve the Town.

Any interested person should begin by going to the SNAC page of the Town website at https://www.greenwichct.gov/719/Nominations-Advisory-Committee.

Once there, you will be directed to several useful links. Board and Commission Information provides a description of each board and commission with a statement of purpose, committee size, frequency and length of meetings and terms of office. Volunteer Flowchart and Volunteer Procedures detail the process of vetting candidates for each position. For most boards and commissions, this involves nomination by the Board of Selectmen and appointment by the RTM.

The Nomination Form is the first step in volunteering and should be filled out online and submitted electronically together with a resume.

Current Membership lists the names and emails of SNAC members whom potential candidates may contact with any questions.

The Town always needs talented and skilled volunteers to serve the Community and the Government. The members of SNAC can help you find an area where your particular skills and expertise will be most effective. The process is transparent, efficient and welcoming to all Greenwich residents. We hope you will consider joining the many volunteers who work hard to make Greenwich the special place we call home.

Rita Baker and Caralyn Stevens Co-Chairs
Selectmen’s Nominations Advisory Committee (SNAC)