Responsibility, Attendance & Ethical Behavior
- The Mayor & Council make all appointments to the public service boards and positions.
- To the extent available within the community, a good faith effort shall be made to locate appointees with professional expertise prior to the appointment of lay members.
- Typically, a citizen will not be appointed to serve in more than one public service position at a time.
Applicants should carefully review the position’s scope, time, and work commitments with staff. Appointees who miss more than three regularly scheduled meetings within a calendar year or fail to attend city-funded training within the first year of service without a reasonable excuse are no longer eligible to serve the duration of the term. Appointees represent the city government and are accountable under the city's Ethics Policy, unless subject to alternative state policy.
- Applications are available at City Hall and may be submitted at any time.
- Appointments are typically made on an annual basis. However, as vacant positions occur, infill appointments may become necessary.
- Open positions are advertised, and city officials may contact known professionals and interested lay persons to invite application submission. The city generally provides three weeks for application submission. If necessary, city staff shall schedule interviews for applicants.
- All applicants must be residents and registered voters of Madison, Georgia, at the time of application and during period of service (unless otherwise stated by ordinance).
- Incumbent members who are eligible for reappointment may reapply.