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Board and Commission Vacancies 

Are you interested in joining town government as a volunteer on our various Boards and Commissions? 

Want to know more about a particular board? Click on the name of the board below. The Town of Durham has vacancies on the following:
 

Board Name

# Vacancies

Position

Requirements

Ethics Commission

1

Alternate

Must be filled by a registered Republican per Charter Sec. 2.6 (2)


Must be filled by 12/3/21 per 
Code of Ethics Ordinance
Ethics Commission  Alternate   Cannot be filled by a registered Republican or Democrat 

Must be filled by 8/12/22 per 
Code of Ethics Ordinance

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

1

Regular 

Must be filled by a registered Republican per Charter Sec. 2.6 (2)
Board of Finance     Must be filled by a registered Democrat  per Charter Sec. 2.6 (2) and Sec. 5.1.2 
First Selectman
    Must be filled by a registered Republican per Charter Sec. 2.6 (1) 

 

To apply, please contact the Office of the First Selectman at 860-349-3625 or email Laura Francis

 

Town Charter Section 2.3 Minority Rule
The town follows Minority Representation based on the maximum number of members of any board, commission, committee, or similar body of the state or any political subdivision thereof, whether elective or appointive, except any such board, commission, committee, or body whose members are elected on the basis of a geographical division of the state or such political subdivision, who may be members of the same political parties shall be as specified in the following table:

Total Membership  Maximum from One Party 
3 2
4 3
5 4
6 4
7 5
8 5
9 6
 More than 9 No more than two-thirds of total membership 


Exception to this rule:  Regional boards

Sec. 167a(2) The provisions of this section shall not apply (A) to any such board, commission, committee or body whose members are elected wholly or partially on the basis of a geographical division of the state or political subdivision, (B) to a legislative body of a municipality (i) having a town meeting as its legislative body, or (ii) for which the charter or a special act, on January 1, 1987, provided otherwise, (C) to the city council of an unconsolidated city within a town and the town council of such town if the town has a town council and a representative town meeting, the town charter provides for some form of minority representation in the election of members of the representative town meeting, and the city has a city council and a body having the attributes of a town meeting, or (D) to the board of directors and other officers of any district, as defined in section 7-324, having annual receipts from all sources not in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars.