The Darien RTC actively recruits and supports qualified candidates for Darien’s local boards, commissions, and elected offices, and is currently seeking candidates for the following volunteer opportunities:
The Darien Republican Town Committee (Darien RTC)
The Darien Republican Town Committee (RTC) consists of up to twenty-one members who are elected to serve two-year terms.
The Committee recruits and encourages qualified Darien Republicans to run for elected office. It also recruits qualified registered Republican and unaffiliated voters to serve on appointed boards and commissions. The Committee supports Republican candidates for elected offices in local municipal elections, as well as state, national, and presidential elections. To read about the RTC's platform, click here. To find out more about the RTC's purpose, click here.
The Darien Beautification Commission was incorporated into the town government as a full commission in 1991 for the purpose of "stimulating and coordinating public and private actions for maintaining and improving the overall physical appearance of Darien." Commission members meet monthly to review current projects, plan new ones, and discuss issues related to the maintenance of the spring hanging baskets, 30+ islands along the town's roadsides and the Adopt-A-Garden program. To read more about Darien's Beautification Commission, please click here.
Human Services Commission
The Human Services Commission works with Darien's Human Services Department, which provides a wide variety of services, including supportive counseling, assessment for benefits and program eligibility, as well as case management for any Darien resident. In addition, the staff provides crisis intervention, assistance with mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence issues. For more information about the Human Services Commission, please click here. To read more about Darien's Human Services Department, please click here.
Monuments & Ceremonies Commission
The Monuments and Ceremonies Commission consists of 15 members charged with establishing guidelines for new monuments, markers and plaques erected on public property and with cataloging, surveying and identifying maintenance and upkeep needs of all memorial monuments, markers and plaques on town property. When requested by the Board of Selectmen, this Commission organizes, prepares and monitors public patriotic parades, public celebrations, anniversaries and special community events to enhance the image of the town. When relevant, the Commission consults and coordinates its activities with other town Boards and Commissions. This Commission formed a sub-committee to help in the restoration of abandoned cemeteries. For more information about the Darien Monuments & Ceremonies Commission, please click here.
How to Apply
If you would like to serve on either the Darien RTC or on one of the other boards or commissions that are seeking qualified candidates, please (1) click on the application format you prefer, below, (2) complete the application form, and (3) submit it to the Darien RTC. More specific instructions are included on both forms.
There are many ways you can volunteer your talent, skills, and time to the Darien community. The listings on this page are for positions that are currently available or which are expected to become available soon.
However, the Darien RTC is always looking for qualified candidates who are willing and able to fill positions as they become available.
If you would like to serve on a particular board, commission, or in an elected office that's not listed on this page, please complete and return an RTC application form anyway, so the Darien RTC can be made aware of your interest in serving and can consider your application when the opportunity arises.
Are you willing & able to help your community?