Resolve to Get Involved: Serve on a Board or Commission

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Serving on a board or commission that is appointed by your city or county is a meaningful way to serve in local government without running for office. Autumn Shearin, who works at Harvest Hope Food Bank, was looking for a way to make a difference in local government, and her appointment to the Thrive Upstate Board made perfect allows her to give a voice for people with disabilities and support the mission of this organization. Danny Varat, Deputy Director of A Child’s Haven, talks with Autumn about her motivation and experience applying and provides insights on the application process.

Boards & Commissions:

Greenville County: https://www.greenvillecounty.org/Council/boardscomm.aspx

City of Greenville: https://www.greenvillesc.gov/478/Boards-Commissions

City of Greer: https://www.cityofgreer.org/276/Boards-Commissions

City of Mauldin: https://cityofmauldin.org/city-accepting-applications-to-planning-commission/

City of Simpsonville: https://www.simpsonville.com/bc

City of Travelers Rest: https://travelersrestsc.com/government/boards-commissions/ 

Legislative delegation-appointed boards: https://www.greenvillecounty.org/legdel/documents/Boards%20and%20Commissions/Seat%20Availability.pdf?t=1642446778316 

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