Residents Can Apply to Serve on Several Town Committees & Boards

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Town Manager Michael J. Driscoll is seeking Watertown citizens interested in serving on the following Town Boards, Commissions and Committees in accordance with Ordinance # 2007-46, an Ordinance on the Timing and Process of Appointments to Town Boards, Commissions and Committees.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest accompanied by a resume or other information concerning background or experience by email to or Town Manager’s Office, 149 Main Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472.

Board/Commission: Stormwater Advisory Committee

Description: The Stormwater Advisory Committee acts as an advisory body to the Superintendent of Public Works. The Committee will identify and advocate for stormwater funding through grants and other sources; develop educational programs to increase public awareness of stormwater management; and perform any other tasks relevant to assisting the Superintendent of Public Works with the implementation of best practices for stormwater management. The Committee shall also make an annual progress report to the Town Council. Committee meets the third Thursday each month.

Board/Commission/Committee: Cable Advisory Committee

Description: The non-profit corporation will work cooperatively with the Watertown School Department to manage a state-of- the-art studio located at Watertown High School. The Board of Directors will be charged with hiring an executive director and staff that will be responsible for day to day management of cable access programming.

Boards/Commission: Historical Commission

Description: Conducting research on places of historic or archeological value; provide advocacy, advice and recommendation for the preservation, rehabilitation and development of historic properties and locations; and for the purpose of protecting such places, make recommendation that any such place be certified as an historical landmark. The Historical Commission meets the second Thursday of each month.

Board/Commission: Commission on Disability

Description: Research local concerns experienced by people with disabilities and their families. Advise/assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws affecting people with disabilities. Coordinate/carry out programs designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families. Assist with the development of policies, procedures, and services affecting people with disabilities and their families. Provide information, referrals, guidance, and technical assistance in all matters pertaining to disability. Help coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes. The Commission on Disability meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Board/Commission: Environment and Energy Efficiency Committee

Description: The committee shall research energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Watertown; advise and assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with relevant national, regional, and state laws, regulations, and programs that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; review and make recommendations about policies, procedures, activities and facilities of departments, boards or agencies of the Town as they relate to energy conservation and emissions reduction; provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in matters relating to energy conservation and emissions reduction; whenever possible and desirable, coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes. The Environment and Energy Efficiency Committee meets the first Monday of each month.

Board/Commission: Historic District Commission

Description: The purpose of the commission is to safe guard the education, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public throughout the preservation and protection of distinctive characteristics of buildings of Historic or architectural significance and to encourage growth, development or improvements. Also to affect and accomplish the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of such improvements and features and of districts which represent or reflect elements of Watertown’s unique cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history. The Historic District Commission meets the fourth Wednesday of each month.

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