Preferred candidates for appointment shall be:
At least 18 years of age or older
A registered voter
A resident of the City of Gardner, or be otherwise connected to the community in terms of property ownership, business affairs or by offering a unique and necessary expertise
Must be a customer of one of the City's utilities
Prior to submitting an application, interested individuals are encouraged to attend at least one meeting of the board or commission for which they are applying, so as to understand the mission of the body and the time commitment involved.
An individual is only eligible for appointment to, and may serve as, a member of only one board or commission at any given time.
When an individual has served for a period of eight consecutive years on one particular body, that member generally will not be eligible for reappointment until the member has vacated the position for one full term. Board or commission members may be reappointed beyond the eight year limit under exceptional circumstances
Appointees serve on a volunteer basis and shall not be compensated for their services, but may be reimbursed for expenses in carrying out their duties.