Volunteer Opportunities: Historic District Commission, Cable Advisory Committee, Climate Action/Net Zero

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Are you looking to become involved with Plymouth town government? There are openings for each of the following Town of Plymouth boards and committees; Historic District Commission, Climate Action/Net Zero Advisory Committee, and Cable Advisory Committee.

The mission of the Plymouth Historical Commission is to preserve, protect and document the historic architectural heritage of the Town of Plymouth. Legislated protection is provided for historic buildings located in the Plymouth Historic District in the downtown-harbor area. The Historic District is a local and national treasure of our country’s architecture with a variety of examples spanning three centuries. The Historic District Commission generally meets on the second and fourth Wednesday every month at 7:00 p.m. at Plymouth Town Hall. The vacant position is an "alternate seat", therefore, the appointee would attend meetings and provide input, but is not a full voting member. 

Climate Action/Net Zero Advisory Committee - Apply by November 22, 2022

The mission of the Climate Action/Net Zero Advisory Committee (CANZ) is to identify and advocate for equitable climate adaptation actions and greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies in sectors such as municipal, commercial, and residential buildings, transportation, energy systems, and land use. The CANZ Committee is currently working on Plymouth’s Climate Action/Net Zero Decarbonization Plan, with a strategy for engaging community members and organizations to gather input, as well as outlining the scope of the plan. The CANZ Committee will analyze current emissions, identify initiatives and measures that might be taken to reduce emissions, and set goals and targets.

Subject matter experts and individuals with experience in public health, housing, social and human services, design, development, planning, preservation, sustainability, renewable energy, environmental advocacy, education, and government, are encouraged to apply.

The CANZ Committee typically meets every other Wednesday in the early evening. Meetings are occasionally in-person, hybrid, or virtual depending on the availability of Committee members. 

The mission of the Cable Advisory Committee is to review complaints, suggestions and issues raised relative to the cable system, the licensee, and the services provided, and to make recommendations to the Select Board on such matters. The Cable Advisory Committees on an as-needed basis.

Individuals who are interested in the positions above can submit a Volunteer Application online. Individuals are also able to submit a letter of interest, outlining the rationale as to why they would like to be appointed. Individuals may also submit a resume, although that is not required. Individuals may submit their letters of interest and any additional information and questions to Anthony Senesi, Assistant to the Select Board/Town Manager on or before Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 4:00 pm. either via email at asenesi@plymouth-ma.gov or at the Town Manager's Office at Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360