The Old Saybrook Town Committee Nominating Committee is interested in speaking with town residents interested in running for positions on municipal boards and commissions in the November 2021 election cycle.
Elected boards and commissions include:
- Board of Selectmen (each one of these would link to the page for the appropriate board/comm)
- Town Treasurer
- Tax Collector
- Board of Finance
- Board of Education
- Board of Assessment Appeals
- Planning Commission
- Police Commission
- Zoning Commission
- Zoning Board of Appeals
- Parks and Recreation Commission
- Harbor Management Commission
The process for interested town residents is to speak with the Nominating Committee about the position they are interested in serving as a candidate. The nominating committee then presents a slate of candidates to the full Democratic Town Committee, no later than July 26, 2021.
Boards and Commissions have different meeting schedules, responsibilities and terms. Interested town residents are encouraged to attend the board or commission meeting that they are interested in serving on. At present, all board and commission meetings are held virtually.
A candidate information meeting will be held virtually on April 21, 2021 at 7pm. Pre-registration is recommended for this event. This event will serve as an opportunity to speak with current board and commission members to better understand the role and responsibilities of membership and service.
Interested candidates can email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest.
|Boards/Commissions/Elected Officials||Total # of Members/2021 Ballot Positions||Term Length|
|Assessment Appeals||3 member board / 3 positions on ballot||2 year term 2023|
|Board of Education||9 member board / 5 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Board of Finance||7 member board / 4 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Harbor Management||5 member commissions / 2 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Parks and Recreation||7 member commission / 3 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Planning||5 member commission / 2 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Planning: to fill an unexpired term||5 member commission / 1 position on ballot||2 year term 2023|
|Planning Alternates*||3 alternates / 3 positions (not on ballot)||2 year term 2023|
|Police Commission||7 member commission / 4 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Police Commission: to fill an unexpired term||7 member commission / 1 position on ballot||2 year term 2023|
|First Selectman||1 position on board / 1 position per party on ballot||2 year term 2023|
|Selectmen||2 positions on board / 2 positions per party on ballot||2 year term 2023|
|Tax Collector||1 position / 1 position per party on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Town Clerk||1 position / 1 position per party on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Treasurer (part time position)||1 position / 1 position per party on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Zoning Board of Appeals||5 member board /3 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|ZBA: Alternates*||3 alternates /3 positions (not on ballot)||2 year term 2023|
|Zoning||5 member commission / 2 positions on ballot||4 year term 2025|
|Zoning: Alternates*||3 alternates / 3 positions (not on ballot)||2 yeat term 2023|
NOTE: *Alternate position on the Land Use Boards (Planning, ZBA, and Zoning) are nominated but do not appear on the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election ballot. Vote is taken at the Annual Town Meeting held on the 4th Monday of November: November 22, 2021.
Economic Development Commission: Alternate Member Vacancy to fill unexpired term ending in 11/2022. Current Alternate elevated to regular member.
Planning Commission: Alternate Member Vacancy. Term will expire in 11/2021
Town Committee: Vacancy. Term to expire March 2022. Candidates will be elected by DTC, after recommendations from the Nominating Committee.
If you are interested in applying or know of a good candidate for any of these positions, please send an email of interest to Colin Heffernan, Nominating Committee Chair at email@example.com or to John O’Brien, Town Committee Chair at : firstname.lastname@example.org