Volunteer Coordinating Committee
- Patricia Carluccio
Term Expires: 2025
- Jennifer Kelley, Chair
Term Expires: 2026
- Joseph Piantedosi
Term Expires: 2024
- Kelly Korenak, Vice Chair
Term Expires: 2026
- Angel Pettitt
Term Expires: 2024
- Shawn Hanegan, Select Board Liaison
Contact Shawn Hanegan
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.
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 Committee||Vacancies||Description|
|Tricentennial Committee||2 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 Partnership||2 vacancies||The 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.|
|Bicycle Advisory Committee||1 vacancies||The purpose of the Bicycle Advisory Committee is to promote bicycling, as broadly defined, as an integral part of Bedford's community, culture, and infrastructure. The Bicycle Advisory Committee advocates for policies that encourage and support active transit, Safe Routes to Schools, and bicycle recreation and tourism. |
|Capital Expenditure Committee||2 vacancies||Capital 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.|
|Conservation Commission||1 vacancy||The Conservation Commission consists of seven volunteer members appointed by the Select Board. Its functions are to oversee the protection of wetlands, waterbodies, waterways, floodplains, and riverfront areas, and to acquire and maintain open space land for the protection of natural resources and for the benefit and enjoyment of the citizens of Bedford.|
|Cultural Council||1 vacancies||To support 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.|
|Energy and Sustainability Committee||2 vacancies||The purpose of the Committee is to work in conjunction with Town leadership to proactively identify strategies to lower municipal and school energy expenditures and reduce community greenhouse gas emissions.|
|Finance Committee||1 vacancy||The Finance Committee shall have the authority to prepare the annual budget of the Town and to consider any or all municipal questions for the purpose of making reports or recommendations to the Town, as provided in M.G.L. Ch. 39, §16. The Finance Committee shall have authority to vote transfers from the reserve fund as provided in M.G.L. Ch. 40 §6.|
|Hanscom Area Towns Committee||1 vacancy||The 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 District Commission||1 vacancy (alternate)||The Historic District Commission (HDC) is a Town Board that comprises five full members and two alternate members, appointed by the Select Board of Bedford for three-year terms. The Historic District and the Commission were organized in 1964 by a vote of Town Meeting, and provided for in Massachusetts State Law by the Acts of 1964, as amended.|
|Historic Preservation Commission||1 vacancy||The 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 Trust||2 at-large 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 Committee||2 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.
|Tree Master Plan Committee (Ad Hoc)||2 at-large vacancies||The purpose of this Committee is to identify specimen trees for targeted preservation; develop a planting and maintenance plan for future resilience; and identify areas of future planting. In addition, the Plan will inventory existing trees and promote Bedford’s tree canopy.|
|Trails Committee||1 vacancies||The purpose of the Bedford Trails Committee is to promote a cohesive vision for the development and sustainability of the Town's extensive trail network.|
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 /277/Archives-Virtual-Reading-Room Annual Town Report.