Expectations of Board or Commission service are varied and are based upon the needs, expectations and policy goals of each Board or Commission. Most Board or Commission seats are volunteer positions and have an average expectation of approximately 10-15 hours of work per month. Skills sets vary too. While some Commissions have a need for specialized skills, most people will find a Board or a Commission that is a great fit for their knowledge base. With 300+ Boards and Commissions to choose from, there is a little something for everyone! Additionally, there are dozens of Boards and Commissions that are in need of public members. Public members of Boards and Commissions are people who may not have regular, ongoing experience in a specific topic area, but have a general interest in a particular Board or Commission’s work arena. This too is a terrific opportunity to learn more about an area of interest and contribute a perspective that is fresh and unique to the service area.
All Board or Commission candidates are expected to actively engage and participate once they are confirmed and appointed, so it is important that you are clear on your time and availability. Service on a Governor-appointed Board or Commission is important to the inner workings of the State, so regular participation is expected. Travelling within the state to meetings can be a part of some Board’s or Commission’s expectations, so make sure that you factor in the location of meetings into your decision about which Boards or Commissions to apply for. Finally, each Board or Commission has a particular term during which they serve. Most terms are between 2-4 years and all Board and Commission members are subject to a two-term limit. But if you enjoyed serving and you completed your term on one Board or Commission, consider seeking appointment to new Board or Commission. Your experience is invaluable! Sound good? Here’s how to apply.