Bourne seeks candidate for open Cape Cod Commission post

Chosen candidate would serve through April 24, 2016

The Town of Bourne is seeking a candidate to serve as the town's representative on the Cape Cod Commission. The town's appointed representative would be one of 19 Cape Cod Commission board members.

The board members are all citizen volunteers and serve in a "quasi-judicial" capacity. Each town appoints a representative to serve a three-year term. The most recent person to hold the position in Bourne was Michael Blanton who held the post for 8 years.

Members act as the liaison between their town and the commission and work with a staff of 40 people planning the Cape's future growth. In addition to the members appointed by the towns, the Barnstable County Commissioners appoint a County Commissioner, a Native American representative and a Minority Representative. The board also has a non-voting Governor's Appointee.

Residents interested in the position should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Town Administrator, Bourne Town Hall, 24 Perry Ave., Bourne, MA 02532. Letters and resumes are due no later than noon on Thursday, June 25.

The candidate chosen to representative the town will serve through the end of the current term (April 24, 2016). 

Bourne is currently the only town without a representative on the commission. The governor's appointee position is also currently unfilled, according to the Cape Cod Commission website.

Questions about the open position may be directed to the Town Administrator's Office at 508-759-0600 ext. 1503. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on