Pursuant to G.L. c. 268A, section 8A, a board member is eligible to apply for a position under the supervision of the board on which he serves without first resigning his board position. The board, however, may not take any action regarding the board member's application, such as selecting him for an interview, until 30 days have elapsed after the board member has terminated his service as a member. The board, however, may act within the 30-day period on any other application.
Section 15A of G.L. c. 268A does not prohibit the Dukes County Commission from appointing one of its members to the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority board of directors. The board of directors is not "under the supervision" of the commissioners.
Legal Opinions- Restrictions on Members of Commissions and Boards; Prohibited Appointments
Ethics Commission legal opinions addressing G.L. c. 268A, §§ 8A, 15A, 21A.