SEEKING RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES - DEADLINE 1/5/2024

SEEKING RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE

ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

DEADLINE – 1/5/2024

 

The Ridgewood Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: The Open Space Committee; The Shade Tree Commission; The Historic Preservation Commission, for a Class B member and a Class C member; The Project Pride Committee; The Ridgewood Arts Council; The Stigma Free Task Force; and The Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee.

 

All interested residents should download and fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form, found on the Village website by clicking on the tile “Employment and Volunteer Opportunities”, then clicking, downloading, and filling out the “Citizen Volunteer Leadership Form”. The Citizen Volunteer Leadership form should be sent with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve, and a biography or resume to:

 

Eileen Young

Deputy Village Clerk

Village of Ridgewood

131 North Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ  07450

Or by email to:  eyoung@ridgewoodnj.net with the Subject Line – Volunteer for Board/Committee

 

Deadline for submissions is January 5, 2024

 

The Open Space Committee assists in identifying specific types of open space, and makes recommendations to the Village Council on the development of existing open space acquisitions. 

 

The Shade Tree Commission works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department, Green Ridgewood, and the Ridgewood Green Team to promote awareness and education of the residents, as well as advise and provide recommendations to the Village Council, in promoting and sustaining a safe and productive shade tree resource.

 

 

 

 

The Historic Preservation Commission – Class B Member and Class C Member – The Historic Preservation Commission identifies, records, and maintains a survey and inventory of all buildings, sites, and landmarks of historical or architectural significance. Oversees the preservation of structures and properties which reflect the heritage of the community. Acts as an advisory board to the Planning Board. A Class B Member is a person who is knowledgeable or with a demonstrated interest in local history and who may reside outside of the Village. A Class C member shall hold no other municipal office, position or employment within the Village of Ridgewood.

 

The Project Pride Committee works with the Village Council, Village Management, residents and stakeholders to organize and initiate improvements to foster a visually appealing environment throughout the Village of Ridgewood. Project Pride is responsible for organizing and implementing the Central Business District spring/summer plantings, including budget preparation and request, and recruiting volunteers to help with these plantings. Project Pride also seeks stakeholder input to foster improvements to areas throughout the Village.

 

The Ridgewood Arts Council assists in the promotion of, and encourages, artistic and cultural programs and provides for educational opportunities in the areas of art and culture. The Ridgewood Arts Council also provides advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Village Council, as needed.

 

The Stigma Free Task Force educates residents and raises awareness of mental illness in our community; provides and allows residents with mental illness to become involved in the community, which will decrease their feelings of isolation and shame; and links people to mental health resources, while raising awareness that care is accessible, regardless of income.

 

The Kasschau Memorial Shell Committee seeks out and determines the annual summer programming at the Kasschau Memorial Shell; raises awareness in the community about the performances; and assists in obtaining sponsors to pay for the performances. Also attends as many performances as possible, which are held from mid-June through early August. 

 

 

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