Volunteer

Our town government is enhanced by the hard work and dedication of its Board and Commission volunteers. It is these very volunteers whose work and talents help make Wilton such a vibrant community.  This page contains information for those both considering serving and those currently serving.

Considering Volunteering?

The following is a list of Board / Commission positions with vacancies or anticipated upcoming vacancies.  Information about each Board/Commission can be obtained on the webpage for the Board/Commission:

  • Building Inspectors Board of Appeals.*  Applicants must have construction related experience.  This board meets very infrequently.
  • Council of Ethics (must be unaffiliated or affiliated with a party other than the Democratic party. This is due to Town Charter/Ordinance.).
  • Deer Committee*
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals-alternate
  • Inland Wetlands Commission 

If you are interested in serving on an above Board/Commission with an *, please contact Jackie Rochester at Jacqueline.Rochester@wiltonct.org.  Otherwise:

  • If a Republican, please contact the Republican Town Committee (RTC).
  • If a Democrat, please contact the Democratic Town Committee (DTC).
  • If unaffiliated, either contact one of the Town Committees or petition by receiving 25 signatures, verified with the Registrar of Voter’s records, in support of the appointment.  Please contact Jackie Rochester in the First Selectwoman's Office at jacqueline.rochester@wiltonct.org for more information.
  • If from a party other than the RTC or DTC, procedures are the same as those for an unaffiliated elector.

Interested volunteers should complete a Board/Commission Candidate Application (and, if applicable, a Petition) and return to the Office of the First Selectman, 238 Danbury Road, Wilton or by email to Jackie Rochester at jacqueline.rochester@wiltonct.org.  Questions may be directed to the Office of the First Selectman at (203) 563-0100.

Currently Serving?

Please review the Guide to Serving on a Town Board/Commission for information on board/commission organization and meetings and meeting requirements.

Recently passed CT Public Act 21-2 allows for the public to attend meetings remotely.  The Act places new notice requirements for meetings when the public is able to attend remotely.  The public is defined as any individual that is not a member of the board or commission.  Therefore the public includes town employees, speakers and guests.  

New Meeting Public Notices, Agendas, Votes, and Minutes

Public Act 21-2 and the FOIA require the filing of certain documents with the Wilton Town Clerk within a specified time frame.  The Town Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday until 4:30 p.m.  The following requirements are based on Public Act 21-2, the FOIA and the Town Clerk Office Hours.

Notice of Remote Public Access for a Regular Meeting (not special meeting or executive session) must be emailed to all the members of the board/commission and to minutesandagendas@wiltonct.org by at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or before 4:30 p.m. of two work days prior to the meeting date, whichever is earlier. This means for a Monday or Tuesday meeting, notice must be emailed by 4:30 p.m. on the preceding Friday.  Notice must include the date, time and Zoom link.  An agenda, filed within the above deadlines, can serve as notice.

All Regular and Special Meeting Agendas must be sent to minutesandagendas@wiltonct.org at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting or before 4:30 p.m. of the business day prior to the meeting for recording and posting by the Town Clerk.  This means agendas for a Monday meeting or a Tuesday meeting following a Monday holiday must be filed by 4:30 p.m. on the preceding Friday. Agendas must include the date, time, location and/or Zoom link, as applicable. Note, if public access is exclusively in-person, do not include the member-only Zoom link on the agenda. Doing so would change the meeting to allow remote public access and trigger the above notice requirements.  Agendas are expected to be concise, but descriptive enough that the public can understand the topics being considered.  Agendas of regular meetings should provide an opportunity for public comment.  General catchalls, such as New Business or Additional Items, are not appropriate for agendas. 

Additions to the published agenda of a regular meeting can be made during the meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present.  No changes can be made to the published agenda of a special meeting. 

Any change to the published time or in-person location for a meeting must be noticed by posting a sign at the original time and in-person location of the meeting. Generally a change in location should only occur within the same building.  Any change to the published time of a remote accessed meeting must be 1-noticed on the Town’s website and 2-noticed by opening the meeting on the published link at the scheduled time and placing on the screen a notice of the new time and link.

Videotaped FOIA training conducted by Town Counsel is available in the following links:

FOIA Training for Board/Commission Members:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/qaAvf-kBBhUa-pg8JRWcq6NodnQrqW2Ju2Wx6S...

FOIA Training - Holding Remote Meetings: 

https://vimeo.com/601971378/98b6727e11

All elected Board/Commission members must sign an acknowledgement form indicating that they have read and have a responsibility to abide by the Wilton Code of Ethics.  Acknowledgement form is available by clicking here.

All newly appointed Board/Commission members must sign an acknowledgement form indicating that they have read and have a responsibility to abide by the Wilton Code of Ethics and Guide to Serving on a Town Board/Commission.  Acknowledgement form is available by clicking here.

Thank you for serving the Town.