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Seeking Ridgewood Residents to Volunteer to Serve on Various Boards and Committees

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: The Central Business District Advisory Committee (there are two openings for Ridgewood business owners in the Central Business District), The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board (there are two openings: one position is for a Ridgewood resident with a child in the Ridgewood School system and the other position is for a Ridgewood Adult resident), Project Pride, The Ridgewood Arts Council, and Green Ridgewood.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MAY 16, 2022.

The Central Business District Advisory Committee (CBDAC) will work with the Village Council, business owners and residents to evaluate and initiate enhancements to improve the viability of the CBD, including traffic flow and patterns, parking, pedestrian safety and the balance of commercial uses; while maintaining and refining the historic and aesthetic elements to create a more desirable, vibrant and memorable destination for all visitors.

The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board develops policies and procedures for the operation of the Community Center facility and assists in the fulfillment of the County Municipal Alliance Grant requirements.

The Project Pride Committee will work with the Village Council, Village Management, residents and stakeholders to organize and initiate improvements to foster a visually appealing environment throughout the Village of Ridgewood. Project Pride will be responsible for organizing and implementing the Central Business District spring/summer plantings, including budget preparation and request, and recruiting volunteers to help with these plantings. Project Pride will also seek stakeholder input to foster improvements to areas throughout the Village. This Committee is comprised of Ridgewood resident members, three business representatives engaged in landscaping, gardening, or horticulture, and a member from the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood.

The Ridgewood Arts Council will assist in the promotion of and encourage artistic and cultural programs and will provide for educational opportunities in the areas of art and culture.  The Ridgewood Arts Council will also provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Village Council, as needed.

The Green Ridgewood Committee assists the Village Council in long-range planning concerning environmental issues as well as anticipating environmental problems and recommending solutions. The Green Ridgewood Committee shall also have the on-going responsibility to study and recommend solutions to problems concerning solid waste management, open space preservation, flood plain development, stream channelization and rehabilitation, air pollution control, noise control, soil and landscape protection and the protection of flora and fauna.

All interested residents should fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website by clicking on the tile labeled Employment and Volunteer Opportunities), and send it along with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve, and a biography or resume to:

Eileen Young

Deputy Village Clerk

Village of Ridgewood

131 North Maple Ave.

Ridgewood, NJ  07450

Or by email to:  eyoung@ridgewoodnj.net with the Subject Line – Volunteer for Board/Committee

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MAY 16, 2022.

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