Forward Volunteer Collaborative Application
The purpose of this
collaborative volunteer effort is to engage city residents - and partnering
organizations - in the leadership, planning and execution of city matters as a
consult and support to the Falmouth City Council.
This committee is designed to
help plan and execute city-wide events that are collaborative in nature. Each
event must engage city residents and foster partnerships with fellow
city/county organizations to serve residents with a family-friendly event.
Special events must include, but are not limited to:
of July Celebration
If you would like to be
called to volunteer at events, but not serve on the committee, you can indicate
by checking the box on page one of the application.
This committee is designed to
help plan and execute city-wide revitalization initiatives that are both
collaborative and city-focused. Each sector of this committee must engage
residents and fellow city/county organizations in the implementation of events
and/or programming. Efforts must include, but are not limited to:
Openings & Ribbon Cuttings
of the Month
City-Wide Beautification (i.e. Prep/Paint the Town,
clean up day)
Falmouth Forward voting
members must be comprised of City of Falmouth residents. While any
resident, non-resident and/or representative of partnering organizations may
attend meetings as a contributing participant, there are no more than 10 voting
members. These 10 members will be chosen via applications, review and
appointment. As a body, each committee will consult council for approval of
expenditures and programming plans. Each voting member must be interviewed,
scored and selected/appointed to serve a term of 2 years. There are 10 voting
members; 5 of which will serve on the special events committee and 5 of which
will serve on the revitalization committee. Each subcommittee has 2 co-chairs,
which are the highest scoring city resident applicants.
Applications are to be distributed at the start of each calendar year, and are due January 31 of each year, with exception of 2017, in which applications are due May 1st. Applications will be held and reviewed upon the end of member’s terms, at which point the scoring/interview process begins again. If there are not enough applications to fulfill the vacant spots on the committee, council will appoint residents to the respective committees. Applications will be kept on file in the event that a member resigns. The next highest scoring candidate would be added to the committee.
Based on a ranking scale,
applicants will be ranked and appointed by the council. Applications will be
scored by members of city council. Each applicant will be scored on questions
1-4 at 10 points each. Applicant scores will be added together (from all
council members scoring) for a final score. Applicants will be ranked highest
to lowest for overall score. Selected applicants will be notified via phone
While the committees have
ability to function within their scope of work, final programming plans and
expenditures will be presented back to the council no less than one month prior
to the project/event implementation. If no meeting is held to meet these timeframe
requirements, program plans and documentation may be shared with council via
email or printed documents, yet still compliant with the 30 days pre-event.
Council will approve, amend, and/or reject expenditures and plans of the
committee as needed.
Meetings are to he held at
least bi-monthly (once every two months) and additional meetings can be added,
as needed. While a joint committee (events and revitalization) meeting or
meeting overlap is strongly encouraged, it is not required.