How to Get on a Board or Commission

The “Citizen Service Act” was signed into law in October 2009. This law requires townships to compile and maintain a directory of all local authorities, boards, and commissions. As part of this law for each board or commission the township is required to list the number of positions, the current members along with their terms of office, the number of vacancies, the frequency of meetings and the appointing authority. Any person interested in serving on a municipal authority, board or commission should file the one-page ‘Citizen Leadership Form’ with Cindy Philips in Town Hall.

The following boards, commissions, and committees are comprised of residents that are appointed by the Harding Township Committee.

  • Board of Health
  • Planning Board
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Environmental Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Open Space Trust Committee
  • Shade Tree Advisory Committee
  • Citizens’ Park Advisory Committee
  • Local Assistance Board
  • Cell Tower Advisory Committee
  • Redevelopment Steering Committee

The Township Committee has the following Standing Committees:

  • Planning, Zoning and Legal
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Public Safety
  • Public Health
  • Public Works and Building

Standing Committee are two members of the Township Committee whose purpose is to expedite and facilitate the work of the Township Committee.

Township Committee member(s) are also appointed as liaisons to the following:

  • Personnel
  • Library
  • Recreation
  • Morris County Freeholder Board
  • Glen Alpin Strategy
  • Harding Township School Board
  • Local Assistance Board
  • Environmental Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission