Boards, Commissions, and Committees are established under state laws and the City Charter and Code of Ordinances. The purpose, duties, and authority of the Boards, Commissions, and Committees are determined by these state and local laws. Members are appointed by the Mayor and are approved by the City Council for specified terms. In addition, there are some committees established on an ad-hoc basis for a special purpose. Gloucester residents interested in serving on particular Boards, Commissions, or Committees are encouraged to notify the Mayor’s office in writing as vacancies occur.
Appointments are made through a process contained in the City Charter (Sections 3-3 to 3-6 and section 2-10).