HISTORIAL COMMISSION *** New Vacancy ***
The Town of Needham is seeking to appoint an individual to the Historical Commission for a term that expires June 30, 2015. Candidates may be appointed for additional terms. Duties for the Historical Commission include recording the historical assets of the Town for local and state inventories and reviewing any proposed demolition involving a listed property.
NEW YEARS NEEDHAM COMMITTEE - two vacancies
At its meeting of March 13, 2012, the Board of Selectmen voted to create a separate committee to oversee the New Year's Needham celebration.
The charge of the New Year's Needham Commitee is to plan, execute and oversee the operational logistics of New Years Needham. In this regard, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing a list of desired performers, interviewing, screening and contracting with performers, compiling a list of potential venues, identifying sources of funding, recruiting and managing volunteers, supervising venues on NYN, developing program schedules, promoting the event and drafting annual reports.
The Committee shall consist of fifteen members. When practicable, the Committee should include individuals with demonstrated experience in performing arts, fundraising, and event planning. Qualified candidates should be able to commit to one full cycle and be available to participate in NYN activities during the holiday season.
Cultural Council (multiple vacancies)
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.
Human Rights Committee (multiple vacancies)
The Town of Needham's Human Rights Committee strives to reaffirm the worth and dignity of every human being. The diversity of the community is embraced and celebrated through the following activities: (1) Education: Advocate appreciation for and respect for diversity; (2) Community Outreach: Organize community events to constructively promote diversity and tolerance; and (3) Community Response: response to issues that challenge the human rights of any individual or group in the Needham community.
Vacancies for this Committee include, but are not limited to, representatives from the following areas: Commission on Disabilities, Needham Housing Authority, Senior Citizen, Realtor, High School Student and Tenant of the Needham Housing Authority.
Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Membership terms are for three years.
Water / Sewer Rate Structure Committee
This Committee annually reviews the block rate structure and makes a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen. Qualified candidates would have previous experience or interest in public utilities and how rate structures work. This Committee meets several times each year. Membership terms are for one year.
Applicants must be registered voters of the Town. 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, Town Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492 Tel: 781-455-7500 Email: