Or more to the point, put a night or two a month where your mouth is. Spring is coming, and spring means many things: bird starting to return, daffodils and hellebores popping up in bloom, Bradford pears soon to be unleashing their terrible stench upon anywhere unlucky enough to have planted them. But spring is also the time when, at least in Chapel Hill, most of the appointments are made to advisory boards and commissions. According to the town's current vacancies page, there are almost 20 seats on various boards that are currently sitting empty. But on top of that, since most board terms are three years long, about a third of current board members will be coming up for reappointment. While terms officially end June 30, most appointments are made in the Spring - last year, most of them in April or May. So, right now is a great time to get your application in.
Don't live in Chapel Hill? Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Orange County are looking for folks too. Hillsborough's current board vacancies page is worth visiting just to see their awesome picture of Mayor Tom Stevens.
So which board are you going to join?