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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This policy is intended to standardize the process for the selection and appointments of members to serve on <br />Boards and Committees appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). This policy also <br />standardizes the term expiration dates for such Boards and Committees. The following Boards and <br />Committees are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners: Comprehensive Plan Committees, Fair <br />Board, Housing Authority Commission, Impact Fee Advisory Committee, Mosquito Abatement District <br />Trustees, and Planning & Zoning Commission. <br /> <br />Central Location of Information Gathering and Recording. The office of the County Commissioners will <br />be the central location of information gathering for all appointments. The BOCC office will maintain a <br />database of all current board members, complete with date of appointment and term expiration date. <br />The office will coordinate advertising for all Board and Committee vacancies. Citizens interested in <br />serving should read “Questions to Ask Yourself” before submitting a standard application to the BOCC <br />office (see Attachments A & B). Advertising and recruitment will begin 1-2 months prior to the expiration of <br />a regular term of office. Current Board and Committee members are encouraged to network and recruit new <br />members, but should remember that all applications must be filed at the BOCC office. <br />Advertising or recruitment may not take place if Board/Committee members whose terms are expiring <br />desire to serve another term, provided that: (1) The respective Board member submits a written request to the <br />BOCC requesting he/she be re-appointed; (2) The Chairman of the BOCC wishes to re-appoint the current <br />member; and (3) The BOCC ratifies that appointment . <br />If a vacancy occurs prior to the expiration of a term, it is at the discretion of the BOCC whether or not to <br />advertise or to choose from a list of applicants that is no older than six (6) months. <br />Advertisements will use a standard template. A master file of all applications will be kept in the BOCC <br />office for six (6) months. <br /> <br />Appointments. The BOCC will rely heavily on the specific skills, diversity, knowledge and/or experience <br />possessed by the preferred candidate. The Board may solicit input from staff, sitting board members and/or <br />the public. All appointments are ultimately the responsibility of the Chairman and need to be ratified by the <br />BOCC. The BOCC strives to appoint new members in time for them to attend at least one monthly meeting <br />before their term begins. The BOCC minutes will reflect the applicant’s names and the motion for <br />appointment will contain start date and length of term. If the appointment is a mid-term replacement, minutes <br />will include the outgoing member’s name. <br /> <br />Notification of Applicants. Once a decision is made, the office of the BOCC will notify every applicant that <br />an appointment decision has been made. <br /> <br />Term Expiration Dates. Within statutory limits, the terms of all board and committee members appointed <br />by the BOCC are hereby declared to expire on September 30 of any given year. Recruitment activities will <br />begin in July/August of the year with final decisions made in August/September. <br /> <br /> Revision: 2 <br /> Date: 5/26/15 <br /> Original Issue Date: 12/28/09 <br /> Number of Pages: 1 <br /> Approved: BOCC <br />TETON COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES <br />Appointment of Board & <br />Committee Members