Committee Application form can be found HERE.
Committees Currently Recruiting for Existing, Projected, or Potential Vacancies (as of 10/31/2023)
|Commission on Disabilities||1 |
(Applicant should self-identify as having a disability)
|Community Preservation Committee||2 (Moderator Appointments)|
|Council of Economic Advisors||2|
(One large business representative, one downtown business owner)
|Design Review Board||2|
(One at-large Select Board appointment, one Planning Board appointment who should have background in the design profession)
|Human Rights Committee||1|
|Needham Branding and Town Seal Committee|
(Moderator's Designee, At-Large)
|Needham Community Revitalization Trust Fund||2|
|Representative to the Regional Transportation Advisory Committee||1|
|Personnel Board (Moderator Appointment)||1|
Design Review Board
Both the Needham Planning Board and the Select Board are seeking applications from persons interested in filling two positions on the Design Review Board. The Select Board will appoint a member doing retail business in the Town. The Planning Board will appoint a qualified person with a background in the design profession, preferably architecture.
The selected persons will fill a one year and a two-year term respectively. The Design Review Board regularly meets on two Mondays of each month at 7:30pm, either in person or remotely. These are volunteer positions (serving without compensation) filled via the appointments.
Interested persons are encouraged to complete the online application related to Applicant Interest Form and send a letter of interest with resume to the Planning Board at:
Planning Board, Public Services Administration Bldg., 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town Moderator, Michael Fee, is seeking applicants interested in being considered for appointment to the Needham Personnel Board. The Needham Personnel Board consists of five persons (registered voters) appointed by the Moderator for three-year terms. The Personnel Board is an advisory board which serves an important role in our Town’s system of checks and balances. Under our Town Charter (Sec. 20B) and the Needham General By-Laws (Sec. 1.11), the Personnel Board represents the legislative branch of our town government (Town Meeting) by assessing certain issues relating to human resource decisions affecting non-school department employees in Needham.
Pursuant to the Needham By-Law, the Personnel Board “advises the executive branch [Select Board and Town Manager] on strategic human resources and collective bargaining matters.” The Personnel Board also reviews articles in the Town Meeting Warrant that relate to human resources, consults with the Select Board and the Finance Committee about them, and makes recommendations to Town Meeting on expenditures proposed to fund collective bargaining agreements. Personnel-related costs are the largest component of our town’s annual operating budgets. For this reason, the objective perspective of a panel of citizens is very valuable to Town Meeting and more broadly to our town.
This is a volunteer position. Experience in the human resources field or experience with collective bargaining is helpful. Applicants are encouraged to send questions or expressions of interest and resumes to the Town Moderator at email@example.com or complete the Applicant Interest Form.