Board and Committee Resources
This webpage has been developed to provide Board and Committee members (both appointed and elected) with useful documents relating to the new members, current members, Open Meeting Law, Conflict of Interest Law, and more. If you need information and can't find it here, please contact the Office of the Town Administrator or call (508) 949-3800 x1005.
The information provided below applies primarily to volunteer committees and boards whose members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. People seeking elected office must follow a separate process. However, the Resources tab provides links to information and requirements for all elected and appointed officials.
Any registered voter residing full-time in the Town of Webster may apply to be appointed or reappointed to a board or committee when the position is not determined by an election.
On this page you'll find information about:
Vacancies are created when a member of a volunteer board or committee chooses not to seek reappointment, if they resign mid-term or if they are removed from service by the Board of Selectmen. Every year the Board of Selectmen reviews the list of committee / board members whose terms are due to expire. These members can seek reappointment if they choose. However, reappointment is not automatic and anyone who wishes to be considered for a position on a board or committee when a member's term is due to expire should submit their name for consideration.
The Town maintains a list of current vacancies. In addition, you can see a full list of the Town's Committee / Boards in the Agenda Center. Many Boards & Committees have a webpage that lists members and their length of appointment. If you can't find any information about current members and their length of term on a specific board or committee, please contact the Town Administrator.
- CLICK HERE to find the most current list of vacancies.
- CLICK HERE to see all the Town's Boards and Committees. Click on "Select a Category". This will give you a drop down menu list.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER / Appointment process
before your first meeting
All forms and links can be found on the Resources and Forms tab above.
ON THIS PAGE YOU'LL FIND INFORMATION ABOUT:
annual and Biannual requirements
ANNUAL reorganizing and reporting
Reappointment to an additional term on a committee is based on an evaluation of the committee member’s contribution to the committee, the number of applicants seeking appointment, and the discretion of the Board of Selectmen.
Incumbent members of committees, who seek appointment to a different committee, shall also apply through the Town for a scheduled interview with the Board of Selectmen.
|Resource||Notes||Town Committee Handbook|
RESOURCES AND LINKS
|Town Committee Handbook||Required reading for all appointed and elected officials.||---|
|Conflict of Interest On Line Training||Required training for all appointed and elected officials every two years. For new members, this must be completed within 10 days after being sworn into office. The on line training module produces a certificate of completion at the end of the training. This certificate must be submitted to the Board of Selectmen office at Town Hall.||Page 5|
|Conflict of Interest Law Summary||All elected and appointed officials are required to review this summary every year and submit a signed Acknowledgement of Receipt form.||Page 5|
|Open Meeting Law Guide||Produced by the Massachusetts Attorney General's office. Provides and overview and summary of the law and regulations.||Page 5|
|Massachusetts State Ethics Commission||Additional resources regarding the Conflict of Interest Law.|
All forms must be signed and returned to the Office of the Board of Selectmen at Town Hall.
|Code of Conduct / Town Committee Handbook Acknowledgment of Receipt||All newly appointed and elected officials are required to read the Town of Webster Committee Handbook and then submit a signed Acknowledgement of Receipt and Statement of Commitment to the Code of Conduct. This must be completed prior to attending the first meeting and is only required once.||Page 5|
|Open Meeting Law Acknowledgement of Receipt||All newly appointed and elected officials are required to review the Open Meeting Law and then submit a signed Acknowledgement of Receipt. This must be completed prior to attending the first meeting and is only required once.||Page 5|
|Conflict of Interest Law Acknowledgment of Receipt||All newly appointed and elected officials are required to review the Conflict of Interest Law prior to their first meeting. After that, all officials are required to review the Summary annually. After review, all officials are required to submit a signed copy of this form whether they are a new member or completing the annual requirement.
Please Note: the On Line Conflict of Interest Training is required of all elected and appointed officials every two years. The Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the training must be submitted. Link provided above.
|Annual Board / Committee Organization||To be filled out by the Chairman every year after reorganization.||Page 12|