June 20, 2018
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Rockland needs you: Residents sought to fill nearly 50 board vacancies

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Mayor William Clayton is asking for residents to step forward and offer their talents to the community.

The mayor said the city has “numerous, numerous, numerous” vacancies on its boards and a forum will be held next week for people interested in serving to learn about what is available and what the posts are like.

The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Rockland Community Building at the intersection of Limerock and Union streets.

Representatives who serve on the boards will be in attendance to meet with residents to discuss what is involved in the volunteer jobs.

The mayor is responsible for nominating people to boards with the council having confirmation authority.

There are 48 vacancies on city boards, including the planning board, board of assessment review, personnel board, zoning board of appeals, comprehensive plan commission, parks commission, library advisory committee, parking advisory committee, energy advisory committee, recreation advisory committee, breakwater lighthouse advisory committee, Coast Guard city advisory committee, and the Community Development Block Grant committee. Some of the committees have a majority of seats vacant.

Clayton urged people to turn out for the meeting and assist the city.

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