Council Policy Regarding Appointments
- The County Council recognizes that boards, committees, and commissions are an integral and important component of County government and that citizens provide the County government a vast resource of talent, expertise, and volunteer time.
- The County Council has asked that its adopted policies regarding appointments to boards, committees, and commissions be organized into one document for ease of reference and to reiterate its general policies with regard to appointing members to serve on boards, committees, and commissions. The Council also reemphasizes that reappointment to boards, committees, and commissions is not an automatic process.
- The County Council has previously adopted general policies affecting the solicitation and appointment of members to boards, committees, and commissions. These policies are contained in law, resolution, or Council rules of procedure, and are summarized here.
- The Council policy is that an individual must not serve more than two consecutive full terms on any County board, committee, or commission or serve on more than one board, committee, or commission at any one time unless two-thirds of the Councilmembers voting in the affirmative or negative make or confirm the appointment. (Council Resolution No. 11-98, adopted February 24, 1987)
- This policy does not apply to ex officio or non-voting appointees or to any appointment established for a term of less than two years. (Council Resolution No. 11-98, adopted February 24, 1987)