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 Outreach, Communications, 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. [Sec. 3.3(c)]
Work with the Community Participation Officer(s) as outlined in the Charter. [Sec. 3.3(d)]
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.