Two committees revamped under articles approved by Town Meeting voters are good to go. Now they just need members.
Back in April, voters approved articles that took the Economic Development Committee and Municipal Technology Committee out of ad hoc status. (Along with that came a lot of change to how the MTC will work.) But before those committees could be officially adopted by the Town, the Attorney General’s office needed to sign off.
According to an announcement by the Board of Selectman, that has happened. Now selectmen are asking for volunteers to step up:
The Board of Selectmen seeks volunteers for the Economic Development Committee and the Municipal Technology Committee. Both groups have been approved to be permanent standing committees by Town Meeting and the Attorney General. . .
Current members welcome to submit their name for consideration as well.
Please complete an application at https://southboroughmaboards.vt-s.net/newcaf.php or submit your resume and a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017.
If you have questions about either committee, please also direct them to email@example.com.
The announcement included the final versions of the Warrant Articles approved by voters for each committee. They describe each group’s mission.
Economic Development Committee:
The mission of the Southborough Economic Development Committee (EDC) is to stabilize residential taxes through the growth of the Town’s commercial and industrial tax base while preserving the character and charm of Southborough. The EDC is established to expand and strengthen the local economy, promote job creation, and enhance the Town’s quality of life through prosperous, balanced and sustainable economic development.
The role of the EDC is to investigate current economic conditions, assist the Town with the creation and execution of appropriate economic development initiatives and marketing opportunities, coordinate activities to enhance or expand economic development, and engage in related activities as necessary to further EDC’s mission and purpose.
You can read the full EDC article here.
Municipal Technology Committee:
will be responsible for creating a rolling fiveyear Strategic Plan for the Town’s technologies across all government entities, and will ensure consistent interpretation and execution of that plan. The committee will work in collaboration with the various government entities that use/propose technologies. It will report on the plan to the Town Meeting and advise Town Meeting on proposed expenditures for technology
You can read the full MTC article here.
If you are considering volunteering for Town government, you should also note that the Southborough Cultural Arts Council is also looking for volunteers. Read about that here.