𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝗮 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲?
In the interest of furthering efforts for public engagement and inclusivity, and to encourage community members with diverse backgrounds, experience, opinions, and ideas, the Selectboard is advertising seats that have expiring terms. Advertising seats, rather than automatically reappointing provides a higher level of transparency and accountability, with the hope to invite more members of the community to participate in local government.
Volunteers who have expiring terms are encouraged to reapply for another term. Volunteers who offer their time to serve on advisory boards and committees are invaluable to supporting activities and decisions for the entire town.
Economic Development Commission
Chittenden Solid Waste District - Essex Representative
Essex Free Library Board of Trustees
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Conservation and Trails Committee
Joint Essex Housing Commission
Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Board of Dir.
Green Mountain Transit Commissioner
Town Meeting TV Trustee Representative
The Town of Essex recognizes that participation should be accessible to everyone and is one of the first communities in Vermont committed to providing stipends for volunteers appointed or elected to a board, commission, or committee that meets with a routine schedule. Volunteers may receive a $50 per meeting stipend to assist with indirect expenses such as childcare assistance, food, or transportation.