Advisory boards, commissions and/or committees for the city are generally standing bodies established by City Council and appointed by Council to provide on-going citizen input to major policy areas. Appointments vary in length, and the terms are staggered to provide for continuity.
The responsibilities of the members include:
- Providing on-going recommendations to City Council and staff concerning special program areas.
- Holding public hearings to solicit community input on current issues.
- Identifying issues which the advisory committee feels should be addressed by the City Council or staff.
In keeping with Aiken’s philosophy of citizen involvement, the City Council appoints citizens to commissions, committees, and boards to assist it in formulating city policy. The strength and success of the Aiken City Government is to a large degree reflective of the quality of service performed by these volunteers.
Within the City structure, Committees and Commissions equally serve and advise City Council.