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About the Human Services Commission

Term Length:
# of Members:
Appointing Body:
Party Balance Required?:
Defined In:

Four Years (Two Term Limit)
Nine
Board of Selectmen
Yes
Town Charter - Article X

Description

The Human Services Commission shall be the policy-making body for the Department of Human Services. The Human Services Commission and the Human Services Department are responsible for services to elderly and disabled residents of Fairfield.

• Representing the town’s aging and disabled population.
• Working with the Public Health Department on social services matters involving community health issues.
• Managing the Senior Center at Mona Terrace

Powers and Duties

Duties can include:

  • Accepting on behalf of the town donations to be used generally or specifically for its purposes and to carry out specific donor wishes
  • The power to accept donations shall not be construed to eliminate the authority any other town officer or body may have to review specific donations.