Stafford County is looking for a few good women and men to fill vacant spots on one of its Boards, Authorities, Commissions and Committees – BACCs for short. These groups consist of volunteers who complement the work being carried out daily by Stafford County on behalf of the citizens. Do you love historic preservation? Are you interested in growth management? Do you have great ideas for our parks? BACCs cover many topics, including wetlands, cemeteries, internet access, utilities, etc.
Stafford currently has openings in several BACCs. For specific positions, email the Clerk of the Board or call (540) 658-8607.
How do you become a member of a BACC? Members of the Board of Supervisors appoint members from each district for most of the BACCs. Interested persons may apply by filling out a BACC application on Stafford’s website at www.staffordcountyva.gov and returning it to your Board member. You may indicate which board or commission you are interested in serving, your job experience and your civic experience. Members of BACCs come from various backgrounds, including builders, lawyers, stay-at-home parents, teachers and others. A wide breadth of experience is needed for the group’s work.
Members represent Stafford County to citizens who attend the meetings. Members are expected to conduct themselves with the same level of decorum as the Board of Supervisors, as they are acting as the Board’s representatives. Members are also asked to familiarize themselves with “Robert’s Rules of Order” on conducting a meeting.
What type of time commitment is required? Most bodies meet once a month for a couple of hours. Members field questions from citizens, and their contact information is posted on Stafford’s website. Most meetings are held at the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554, and are held in the evenings to allow for participation by those with long commutes. And most importantly, Blu appreciates your talent and time!