Fayette County revises committee appointments process

The process for selecting members of Fayette County’s 19 authorities, boards and other committees has been refined by the Board of Commissioners.

The board voted 4-0-1 on July 13 to amend county policy to require that vacancies be advertised 90 days before a term expires. The commissioners may also appoint staff department heads as non-voting members of selection committees to gain relevant input. The new provisions also note that if a vacancy occurs with less than a year left in the term, the selection committee can choose a candidate to finish the term and still serve the next full successive term.