City Council appoints members to approximately 60 various Boards and Commissions as terms expire. Citizens may register their interest in serving on any of these appointed agencies by completing a confidential resume form for the TALENT BANK. Citizens may register their interest in any of the City Council appointive agencies. This Bank of confidential resumes affords City Council Members the opportunity to select qualified citizens from within the City. Some of the agencies are strictly VOLUNTEER without any compensation. Others, established by State Code, allow "token" compensation and some reimbursement of expenses incurred.
Every January 1st, City Council is provided a record of Boards and Commission expirations for each month in the year. Forty-five days prior to each expiration date, City Council is again given the names, terms and term expiration of each agency. Appointees eligible for reappointment to that agency, plus a list of citizens in the TALENT BANK who are interested in serving that specific agency, are provided to City Council until all appointments are made.
Appointments are listed on the City Council Agenda the second Monday and each succeeding Monday until appointments are made. When the appointments are made, a letter is prepared for the Mayor's signature to each appointee with a copy to the City Attorney and Commonwealth Attorney to satisfy the "Freedom of Information" and "Conflict of Interest" statutes.
The letter also informs the appointee if an oath is required and requests a resume if one is not on file. Appointments to the School Board require specific advertising, a public hearing and City Council interviews.
Appointments to the Community Services Board are subject to public notice prior to the appointment and all Community Service Board resume's are subject to public information as specific qualifications are mandated by state law.