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Residents are being sought to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.
Current openings exist on:
Animal Control Advisory Board: one alternate vacancy available to an unaffiliated or Republican voter;
Board of Assessment Appeals: one vacancy available to a Democrat, with appointment to be made by December 30;
Board of Ethics: one alternate vacancy and one full board opening to a Democrat or unaffiliated voter;
Design Advisory Board: two alternate positions available to a Republican, Democrat or unaffiliated voter (but no more than one of the same party);
Employee Medical Benefits Board: one alternate position open to any party;
Fairfield Hills Authority: one vacant position available to a Democrat or unaffiliated voter, with candidate recommendations due by December 29;
Inland Wetlands Commission: one vacancy open to a Democrat or unaffiliated voter;
Lake Lillinonah Authority: one open position to any registered voter;
Parks & Recreation Commission: one vacancy available to a Democrat or unaffiliated voter, with candidate recommendations due by December 29;
Pension Committee: one vacant position available to a Republican or unaffiliated voter;
Police Commission: one vacancy to fill two years remaining on a term, which must be filled by a registered Democrat (submit resume to Police Chief James Viadero at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc Chairman Joel T. Faxon at email@example.com by 5 pm on December 11); and
Public Building & Site Commission: has a vacancy available to a Republican or unaffiliated voter, with candidate recommendations are due by December 29.
Inquiries should be made through the Office of the First Selectman, within Newtown Municipal Center at 3 Primrose Street, or call 203-270-4201.