Boards and Commissions represent key vehicles for citizens to directly shape state policy. Governor Patrick makes appointments to more than 700 boards and commissions. This link will take you to a page where you can browse through the various policy areas and find a board that will provide you the best opportunity to serve the Commonwealth. Participate in a wide range of venues, from being a trustee at the local community college to serving on the Fisheries and Wildlife Board. Once you feel the call to serve on a particular board, fill out the application online and submit your résumé and cover letter.
The Public Calendar of Events informs you about public hearings, ceremonies, festivals, the Governor's Town Halls, and more. The site allows you to browse through the Administration's calendar and find opportunities for civic engagement based on your own availability.