Available Board and Committee Appointments Announced

June 25, 2015


Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Volunteer Coordinating Committee has released another list of available volunteer positions for appointed boards and committees that help to run the Town. Their press release states, “It has been a very busy year in Bedford with many exciting things being done all over town.  Much of this is because of the amazing volunteers who donate their time and expertise towards positive changes and improvements in Bedford.”

The following board and committee openings are available, and The Bedford Citizen urges you, our reader, to consider a commitment to one of them. Meetings are public, and you are invited to visit the board/committee of your choice to get a better sense of its work.

Arbor Resources Committee – 2 positions Enhances the quality of life in Bedford by protecting and preserving, developing and managing the arbor resources on publicly-owned lands. Encourages preservation and development of resources on private lands. https://www.bedfordma.gov/arbor-resource-committee

Cable Television Committee – 1 position Advises the Selectmen on licensing and operation of cable television in the Town. Monitors the Cable Operators’ License. Insures the Cable Operators’ compliance with the license requirements. Investigates any unresolved consumer problems/complaints  https://www.bedfordma.gov/cable-television-committee

Capital Expenditure Committee – 3 positions The Capital Expenditure Committee considers capital appropriations and make recommendations to Town Meeting based on a six-year plan. https://www.bedfordma.gov/capital-expenditure-committee

Community Preservation – 1 at-large position Performs duties as outlined in Section 5 of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44B, including the study of community preservation needs. Communicates with other municipal boards and committees. Holds public informational hearings. Makes funding recommendations to Town Meeting https://www.bedfordma.gov/community-preservation-committee

Council on Aging – 3 positions Coordinates and carries out programs designed to meet the needs of the aging and their care providers . https://www.bedfordma.gov/council-on-aging

Cultural Council – 1 position Supports public projects through re-granting of the annual allocation of funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. These projects promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Bedford. https://www.bedfordma.gov/cultural-council

Energy Task Force – 1 position The Energy Task Force seeks to identify stategies and potential funding partnerships in order to lower municipal and school energy expenditures and community greenhouse emissions.” https://www.bedfordma.gov/energy-task-force

Trails Committee – 2 positions A subcommittee of the Bedford Conservation Commission, the Trails Committee was formed to provide and promote a cohesive vision for the development and use of the Bedford trail system for passive recreation  https://www.bedfordma.gov/trails-committee

Transportation Advisory Committee 1  position Examines, evaluates, and advises the Selectmen regarding board actions and measures that will improve overall resident mobility, expand the use of non-automobile based methods of local and regional transportation, and improve traffic circulation and availability of transportation services that implement the transportation-related recommendations of the Town’s Vision Statement and Comprehensive Plan. https://www.bedfordma.gov/transportation-advisory-committee

Youth and Family Services – 1 position Advises the Town about programs and services in support of its mission, which is to identify and address the social, emotional, and developmental needs of children, youths, adults, and families in Bedford through programs and services that support and nurture https://www.bedfordma.gov/youth-family-services-committee

Volunteer Coordinating Committee – 2 positions The Volunteer Coordinating Committee recruits and identifies qualified candidates for all appointive offices in the Town, except for appointees who work full or part time for remuneration and except for appointments to the Volunteer Coordinating Committee.  https://www.bedfordma.gov/volunteer-coordinating-committee


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Terry Gleason
June 28, 2015 11:28 am

The Bike Committee(s) are always looking for new members. Although the Bike Advisory Comm. is currently full, our Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway is open to all. If you’re a new rider, a former rider wishing to get active again, or would like to help make Bedford a bike-friendly town for families and riders of all abilities, come join us. Send an email to [email protected] for more info. -Terry Gleason

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