Volunteer: Advisory Council on Technology

Term: Two years; two-term maximum.
Meeting frequency: Quarterly or monthly, as needed.
Approximate meeting length: One to two hours.
Establishment and charge: Constitution of the Advisory Council on Technology

What does the Advisory Council on Technology do?

The Advisory Council on Technology (TAC) advises the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees and staff on the organizational and community dimensions of technology, conducting research and making recommendations to support community quality of life and organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

What is expected of Council members?

TAC members should be prepared to research best practices and help in preparing reports and recommendations, analyzing such dimensions as cost effectiveness, organizational and community readiness, relative value of competing alternatives, and others. Members may be involved in a variety of projects and initiatives, ranging from Village Board of Trustee directed studies to development of long-term plans or strategies. Members work collaboratively with staff to support and advance Village Board policies and priorities associated with or supported by technology. One’s time commitment varies with the number and complexity of projects being undertaken, though care is taken not to overload member schedules.

What professional, volunteer, and/or personal experiences have been helpful to Council members?

While members should have basic knowledge of technology, they are not required to have an in-depth skillset in the area. Having an interest in how technology can help to maintain Scarsdale as a preferred place to live and work is essential.