Select Committee to Study Barriers to Serving on City Boards and Commissions

About the Select Committee

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution to form a City Council Select Committee to study barriers to community members serving on city boards and commissions and to make recommendations for change.

Please fill out the application below by April 29, 2022, to indicate your interest in serving on this select committee. Applications can also be submitted by mail or be dropped off to: City Council Office, Room 16, 212 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060. 

Questions can be directed to Laura Krutzler, Administrative Assistant to the City Council, at or by phone at 413-587-1210 . 



22.027 A Resolution to Form a Select Committee to Study Barriers to Service on City Boards and Commissions was sponsored by City Councilors Karen Foster and James B. Nash and unanimously approved in second reading on February 17, 2022. For a copy of the resolution, click here.


The committee shall consist of:
  • 2 current elected officials
  • 3 resident volunteer members of city boards or commissions, and
  • 2 residents who have never or who are not currently serving on a city board or commission