Volunteer Coordinating Committee

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Patricia Carluccio
    Term Expires: 2025
  • Jennifer KelleyChair
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Joseph Piantedosi
    Term Expires: 2024
  • Kelly KorenakVice Chair
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Angel Pettitt
    Term Expires: 2024
  • Shawn HaneganSelect Board Liaison
    Contact Shawn Hanegan

Overview

Purpose

The Volunteer Coordinating Committee shall recruit and identify qualified candidates for all appointive offices in the Town, except for appointees who work full or part-time for remuneration and except for appointments to the Volunteer Coordinating Committee.

Responsibilities

The Volunteer Coordinating Committee shall present, for each appointment made by each appointing authority, a list to the appointing authority of names from which to choose, including the incumbent if he or she wishes to be reappointed. No appointing authority may choose an appointee whose name does not appear on the such list unless the three names have not been provided within 30 days. The Volunteer Coordinating Committee, however, shall provide additional names if so requested.

Current Vacancies - 

Please use the Questionnaire for Volunteers document under "Quick Links" to apply for appointment

Board or CommitteeVacanciesDescription
Bedford 300 Exploratory Task Force2 vacancies

The purpose of the Task Force will be to recommend to the Selectmen a preliminary plan for the celebration of the Town’s 300th anniversary of incorporation as a municipality

Bedford Housing Partnership1 vacancyThe Bedford Housing Partnership shall implement fair and affordable housing programs and encourage the growth and maintenance of the supply of affordable housing within the Town of Bedford.
Capital Expenditure Committee2 vacanciesCapital expenditures are for items and projects that are expected to last more than one year, and have significant monetary value. The Capital Expenditure Committee shall annually establish the level for the minimum appropriation and the life expectancy that are considered capital expenditures after consultation with knowledgeable officials of the Town.
Community Media Committee

1 vacancy

The purpose of the committee is to advise the Selectmen on matters pertaining to the development and delivery of Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access programming including licensing and operation of cable television in the Town.

Conservation Commission1 vacancy

The purpose of the commission is to protect the environmental resources in the Town through administration and enforcement of relevant state law and Town Bylaws and through management of properties acquired for conservation purposes.

Cultural Council1 vacancy 

The Cultural Council supports public projects through the regranting of the annual allocation of funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). These projects shall promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in Bedford.

Fire Station Building Committee3 vacanciesThe Bedford Select Board is seeking residents to volunteer to serve on the Fire Station Building Committee. This soon-to-be-established committee will participate in the selection of a designer and provide oversight of the project until the completion of construction. The committee will consist of a mix of Town staff and residents. 
Hanscom Area Towns Committee1 vacancyThe purpose of the Hanscom Area Towns Committee (HATS) is to coordinate the policies and activities of the four towns that contain Hanscom Field (Bedford, Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln) in their relationships with the major organizations that operate in the Hanscom Field area.  These include the U. S. Air Force, the National Park Service, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), Lincoln Laboratories, and private corporations.
Historic Preservation Commission1 vacancyThe purpose of the Commission is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the preservation and protection of the distinctive characteristics of the buildings, places and sites
Municipal Affordable Housing Trust2 vacancies

The Municipal Affordable Housing Trust shall work towards the creation and preservation of affordable housing in Bedford for the benefit of low and moderate-income householders.

Petitioners Advisory Committee2 vacancies

The members of this committee shall aid those Town citizens who require assistance in preparing petitioners warrant articles for Annual or Special Town Meetings.

Taxation Aid Committee3 vacanciesThe purpose of the committee is to assist in the implementation of M.G.L. Chapter 60, Section 3D, the elderly and disabled taxation fund program, which the Town opted into at 2021 Annual Town Meeting. This program taxpayers to voluntarily donate an amount of money in conjunction with their municipal tax bills or motor vehicle excise tax bills, toward an elderly and disabled taxation fund for the purpose of defraying the real estate taxes of elderly and disabled persons of low income. 
Transportation Advisory Committee1 vacancyThe Transportation Advisory Committee examines, evaluates, and advises the Select Board regarding board actions and measures that will improve overall resident mobility, expand the use of non-automobile based methods of local and regional transportation, and improve traffic circulation and availability of transportation services that implement the transportation-related recommendations of the Town’s Vision Statement and Comprehensive Plan.

In addition to reviewing committee webpages, residents seeking to learn more information about the activities of boards and committees may wish to refer to the most recent Annual Town Report.