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11/23/2021 - Volunteers Are Invited to Serve on Somerset County Boards & Commissions

Volunteers Are Invited to Serve on Somerset County Boards & Commissions

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners invite community-minded residents to serve on county boards and commissions. The county is looking for individuals who have subject-matter expertise and who are willing to devote their time and energy to serving. Time commitments vary depending on the specific function of a board or commission, and the way in which they operate. The Board of Commissioners will make an effort to focus on diversity and inclusiveness that reflect our population.

“Our boards and commissions are designed to give citizens a voice in their government and allow them to influence decisions that shape the quality of life in Somerset County,” said Commissioner Melonie Marano. “We have a number of openings that will need to be filled in 2022, so I encourage residents to submit letters of interest and their resumes as soon as possible to be considered for membership at our annual Reorganization Meeting.”

To apply online, visit the county’s website at

The Board of County Commissioners make appointments to over 30 boards and commissions that deal with a variety of public policy matters:

Advisory Council - Office on Aging

Advisory Council on Disability Issues (ACODI)

Agricultural Development Board

Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Advisory Committee

Bioterrorism Team - County Health Department

CASS (County Alliance Steering Subcommittee)

Child Abuse and Missing Children Commission

Construction Board of Appeals

Cultural & Heritage Boards

Elections Board

Energy Council

Film Commission

Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board

HOME Program Committee

Homelessness Trust Fund

Human Services Advisory Council

Improvement Authority, Somerset County

Industrial Pollution Control Financing Authority

LACADA (Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse)

LGBTQ+ Advisory Board

Library Commission

Mental Health Board

Mosquito Control Advisory Board

Open Space Advisory Committee

Park Commission

Planning Board

Raritan Valley Community College Boards

RHCMHC Community Advisory Council

Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Board

Solid Waste Advisory Council - Recommended by town

Status of Women, Commission on the

Taxation Board

Vocational Boards

Youth Services Commission, Somerset County

Board and Commission members are residents that have been appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Applications are accepted year-round and kept on file for one year. Candidates will be contacted when interviews are scheduled. If you wish to apply online, complete the form on the county’s Boards and Commission webpage.

For more information, email or call 908-231-7030.