Cultural council, TDEIAC, Historic Commission, Conservation Commission have openings
Tewksbury needs new members for four boards, committees and commissions. These groups advise the Select Board on a variety of issues, make recommendations on important matters and are often catalysts for innovative programs and improved services.
Boards with vacancies:
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation. Its Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program enriches the cultural life of all cities and towns in Massachusetts, awarding over $5 million every year to support 6,000 cultural programs that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances. Our local council generally meets in November to consider applications for grant funding from the allocation made to the town by the MA Cultural Council. Learn more.
The Conservation Commission is responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and the Tewksbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw. They are also responsible for the protection and management of Tewksbury’s Conservation Land and Open Space. The Commission’s goal is to protect wetland resource areas and their buffer zones, which contribute to the protection of public, private, and groundwater supply, flood control, pollution prevention, storm damage prevention, and protection of wildlife and their habitats. Learn more.
The Historic Commission engages in various projects directed at helping safeguard and promote appreciation of Tewksbury’s rich heritage. Examples include the administration of the town’s Demolition Delay By-Law in an effort to protect historically significant structures. The Commission coordinates with another town — and sometimes state — Boards and Agencies when town history issues are implicated. The Commission also coordinates with the Tewksbury Historical Society, an associated nonprofit corporation, which has grown to more than fifty members and sponsors that put on speaking and educational programs throughout the year. Learn more.
The Tewksbury Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee (TDEIAC) was charged by the Select Board to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and build a stronger, more unified, welcoming Town that respects and recognizes both its growing diversity, and its commonalities; to nurture a community that promotes and encourages respect for all its residents, businesses, religions, Town employees, nonprofit organizations, cultures, and guests; and to foster respectful, civil, reflective public conversation. While not charged with putting on events (that’s the Public Events and Celebrations and Patriotic Committees) it recently fielded a successful Pride event. Learn more.
None of these quite fit your interests? Check out the Carnation Connector for ways to get involved, meet fellow residents with similar interests and connect with volunteer opportunities for adults and teens.
Serving on a board, committee or commission can be a rewarding experience for community service-minded residents. It is an excellent way to participate in local government and to make a personal contribution to the improvement of our community.
The Select Board welcomes residents who have an interest in serving on the Town’s various Committees/Boards to please complete our online application.
You may also request a printable copy of the application from the Town Clerk’s Office and mail it to:
Town Hall, Attn: Denise Graffeo, Town Clerk
1009 Main Street,
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Or send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those hoping to fill a vacancy should have their applications submitted asap. For more information, visit http://www.tewksbury-ma.gov.