Volunteer to Serve on a Board, Council or Committee

The Personnel Committee of the Village Board is asking residents interested in volunteering to serve on Village Boards, Councils and Committees to submit their names for consideration.  

Interested residents are encouraged to submit their own names, together with a listing of community service and relevant professional background.  It is also helpful for Scarsdale residents to provide written suggestions of individuals who should be considered for appointment.  Please submit contact information including email addresses. 

Click Here to APPLY to serve on a Citizen Board, Council, or Committee.

Click Here to learn more about the various boards on which a resident can serve!

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Guidelines for Membership on an Appointed Board, Council or Committee

1. Residency

The Village Code establishes that no person shall be eligible to be appointed as a member of any board or commission in the Village of Scarsdale who is not a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America, at least 21 years of age, and a resident of the Village.

2. Civic Interest and Involvement

The majority of the members of Village Boards and Councils are appointed by reason of demonstrated interest in Village affairs, through volunteer involvement. Scarsdale is the beneficiary of a long history of voluntary civic endeavors. Since the overriding purpose of Boards, Committees and Councils is to assure the continuation of high community standards, it is appropriate that members on Boards, Committees and Councils be those residents who have demonstrated willingness and initiative to work in support of this objective.

3. Professional or Business Affiliation

Various professional skills and training are required by Village law or deemed desirable by the Village Board of Trustees for the successful fulfillment of some Board, Council or Committee charters.

4. Specialized Knowledge

Certain Boards, Committees and Councils benefit by having one or more members with specialized knowledge. For example, the Cable Television Commission benefits by having people with knowledge of the communications industry; the Advisory Council on People With Disabilities would benefit from the experience of residents with disabilities; the Advisory Council on Youth would benefit from people who have worked with young people; the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation would benefit from having a parent active in the Recreation Department's Elementary School Sports Program.