BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A new process to review board appointments was approved Friday by the Morgan County Commission.
Commission President Glen R. Stotler and Commissioner Brenda J. Hutchinson voted to approve the process.
"I worked at the courthouse for seven years, and I wanted to serve on boards, but as the average citizen, I did not have a clue what the process is to get on a board," Hutchinson said. "I thought it was only open to a select few, and my objective is to open it up to more people and it be a more open process in the future."
The new guidelines are as follows:
· When a board vacancy occurs, it will be listed on the county's Web site and be publicized in the local newspaper.
· All applications received at the commission office will be date stamped.
· When an opening becomes available, the commission will review the file and determine if a majority of the commission would consider appointing any of the applicants to a particular board.