Interested in serving the Town of Ridgefield? Vacancies exist on several Town committees. Information about each committee as well as its specific duties are listed below.
Architectural Advisory Committee
The AAC provides timely opinions and advice to the Planning and Zoning Commission about architectural designs and materials of proposed buildings, structures and/or other construction, landscape and site plans, lighting, and signage—to keep it in harmony with the New England village character of Ridgefield and preserve and improve the Town’s appearance and beauty.
Board of Ethics
The Board of Ethics members, electors of the Town known for their integrity, serve a four-year term and are charged with reviewing allegations of misconduct or conflict of interest among elected or appointed officials of the Town.
Cable TV Advisory Council
Bethel, Ridgefield and Danbury—three-town council to address cable issues; Ridgefield representation consists of 3 residents and 1 BOE representative.
Commission on Aging
The Commission on Aging provides support for the needs of senior citizens and explores ways to further improve their well-being.
Commission for the Disabled
The Commission for the Disabled advocates for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities. They advise the Board of Selectmen and other Ridgefield officials in ways they can improve public facilities and accommodations, allowing them safe access throughout town.
Economic & Community Development Commission
The ECDC seeks to implement orderly and planned economic development in keeping with the character of the Town. The ECDC is currently looking for candidates who have a business background and knowledgeable in website maintenance that uses a Word Press platform. Their website can be found at: Ridgefielddevelopment.com
Graveyard Restoration Committee
The Graveyard Restoration Committee maintains and restores old town cemeteries.
Insurance & Risk Management Committee (IRMC)
The IRMC members provide advice and counsel to the Board of Selectmen on Town insurance and risk-related matters.
The Parking Authority shall have the power to establish rules and regulations for the parking of motor vehicles within the Town. The Parking Authority shall have the ability to levy fines and lay out parking areas.
Ridgefield Prevention Council
The RPC is dedicated to providing information and education to our community in an effort to support families and reduce high-risk behaviors in our youth population. The RPC offers programs to build awareness through: educational outreach, youth leadership initiatives, community events.
Ridgefield Arts Council
The Arts Council works in promoting the Ridgefield arts community through collaborating with arts professionals, organizations, businesses, the Town of Ridgefield, and local citizens. They work in expanding artistic opportunities for the Ridgefield community by planning and supporting events and initiatives.
The Youth Commission, consisting of both youth and adult members, advocates for the youth of Ridgefield. They work toward increasing participation, planning, and development by the community of youth services. The Commission is currently seeking adult and teen members.