This Board generally meets once a month on Mondays, usually starting at 4:30 p.m. There is one vacancy on this Board. Qualified candidates should have a background with technology systems and networks.
NEEDHAM COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION TRUST FUND (NCRTF)
Established in June, 1999, the purpose of the Committee is to receive gifts and bequeaths that will be used towards lasting improvements of the public common areas in the Town. Improvements will consist of items such as benches, sculpture, artwork, hardscape, lighting, etc.
Its mission is to revitalize Needham public spaces and bring more art into the public venue through the use of private funds. The NCRTF fund allows private citizens, organizations and businesses to contribute to the NCRTF general fund to help support a variety of NCRTF projects or directly towards a specific NCRTF project within the Town.
The Board of Selectmen recently expanded the member composition from five to seven in order to reflect a cross section of member perspectives within the Town. The Board is seeking candidates who are active in the Needham Art Community to represent the one membership representing the Needham Art Community.
This Committee meets once a month.
GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The charge of this Committee is to act as liaison between the Golf Club and the Board of Selectmen. The Committee will meet to ensure that the club is operated as intended under the terms of the lease agreement and to report to the Board on Golf Club operations and refer issues for the Boards' resolution.
The Cultural Council supports community-based projects and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of Needham, through dispensing public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. They also sponsor events such as New Year’s Needham and the Spring Arts Festival, for which money is raised separately.
The Council is responsible for informing the public about the availability of public funding for cultural projects and for reviewing and approving applications. The budget of the Massachusetts Cultural Council is determined annually by the state Legislature.
Support is also provided to the Needham Cultural Community through the facilitation of communication among the many cultural organizations and their collaboration through NeedArts and other venues.
Residents who have experience or an interest in the arts, event planning, fund raising, marketing, record keeping and public relations are urged to apply. Also needed are someone to assume the role of Treasurer next year and volunteers who want to take on leadership roles. Meetings are generally the third Monday of each month at 7 pm. Membership terms are for three years.
FOR ALL VACANCIES
Applicants must be residents of Needham. Interested individuals are requested to submit an application consisting of a brief letter of interest, including a summary of relevant experience and contact information. Applications may be submitted in writing or by email or may be completed online at: www.needhamma.gov/committeeform. Vacancies may remain open until a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Applications, or any questions or requests for information, may be submitted to:
Needham Board of Selectmen
Attn: Ms. Sandy Cincotta
1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
Tel: 781-455-7500 extension 204