Authority: Section 2.6(e) of the Amherst Home Rule Charter adopted on March 27, 2018 authorizes the Town Council to determine its own standing or ad hoc committees.
Responsibility: The Communications, Outreach and Appointments Committee shall:
Communications and Outreach
Advise the Town Council on matters related to District Meetings [Sec. 2.7], Public Forums [Sec. 2.13 and 5.3], and other strategies to broaden participation, ensure regular and transparent communication and outreach to residents of Amherst.
Work with the Residents’ Advisory Committee as outlined in the Charter.
Work with the Community Participation Officer(s) as outlined in the Charter.
Make recommendations to the Town Council regarding all appointments by the Town Council. [Sec. 2.9]
Serve as the Committee to review and advise the Town Council on all candidates forwarded by the Town Manager for employment as Department Heads. [Sec. 2.11(a)]
Serve as the Committee to review and advise the Town Council on all candidates forwarded by the Town Manager for appointment to multiple member bodies. [Sec. 2.11(b)]
Coordinate the annual review process of the Town Manager. [Sec. 3.9]
Membership: The Committee shall consist of five (5) Councilors.