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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Norristown residents needed to fill board, commission vacancies

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The municipal boards and commissions that help influence the policies, development and well-being of Norristown need residents to fill open positions.

A number of the dozen of advisory boards from the Planning Commission and the Keep Norristown Beautiful Advisory Board need engaged residents to fulfill their respective duties to provide guidance on myriad issues and proposals that are brought to the municipality. Each board, generally, requires five people and meet once a month. Term lengths may last two to six years, depending on the board and vacancy being filled. All boards and commissions require that members to be residents of the municipality. Some boards require certain qualifications in order to be considered, e.g., an architecture background for the Historical Architectural Review Board.

All persons applying to serve will be subject to approval by council.


The following is a list of active boards and commissions:

Blighted Property Removal Committee*; 

Board of Code Appeals*;

Civil Service Commission*; 

Design Review Board*; 

Historical Architectural Review Board*; 

Human Relations Commission; 

Keep Norristown Beautiful; 

Norristown Municipal Waste Authority; 

Norristown Stormwater Authority; 

Planning Commission; 

Recreation Committee; and

Zoning Hearing Board;

(*- Asterisks illustrate those boards which entail special membership requirements.)

These groups provide greater community participation and input into local government and facilitate quality decisions by the Municipal Council. Each member should represent the overall “public good” and not an exclusive group or special interest. If all open positions become filled, we look to have alternates available to fill any future vacancy (short- or long-term).

A statement of purpose, policies and guidelines outlining the role, operation, and responsibility of each of the municipal boards and commissions is available online at https://norristown.org/256/Boards-Committees. You can scan the attached QR code to bring you right to the boards and commissions page on our website for more information. Completed applications can be dropped off at temporary municipal offices at 1700 Markley St. Suite 104, or email it to chenry@norristown.org.

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