Nominations and Appointments Committee
 
Committee Chair Responsibilities:  Lead interview of applicants for the Boards, Authorities and Commissions. Center questions for new appointments on: why the applicant decided to apply, what skills and abilities the applicant has that will contribute to the effectiveness of the board and how the candidate is qualified to contribute to the mission of the board. Center questions for reappointment on: what issues the board deals with, is there the need for any legislative improvements to the board's enabling legislation, why the applicant is seeking reappointment, conflict of interest, etc. (Sheet will be distributed at each meeting). 
 
Committee Members:  Mr. Marmarou, Mr. Twyman, Mr. Slifko, Ms. Goodman-Hinnershitz*
 
The Nominations and Appointments Committee meet every 1st Monday and 3rd Monday 4pm.
 

Strategic Planning Committee

 
Committee Chair Responsibilities:  Discuss the agenda plan with the Managing Director and Ms. Kelleher no later than the 3rd week of each month and follow-up on agenda topics discussed and recommendations made by the Committee.
 
Key agenda topics will include review and recommendations on key issues facing the City, such as: updates to and amendments of the Recovery Plan, Recycling litigation, Act 73, economic development (reports and review projects), and updates from all Council Committee Co-chairs on the issues handled by the Finance and Standards of Living meetings and obtain updates from Councilors appointed to various entities such as the EAC, the BPRC, the Rec Commission, RATS, the Berks County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, etc.
 
Committee Members: Committee of the Whole*
 
The Strategic Planning Committee meet every 1st Monday 5pm
 

Finance, Audit and Budget Committee

 
Committee Chair Responsibilities:  Discuss the agenda plan with the Managing Director and Ms. Kelleher no later than the 1st week of each month and follow-up on topics discussed and recommendations made by the Committee. Define the Budget Review process annually, chair Budget Review meetings, attend audit committee meetings, attend Act 47 meetings, RATS meetings, and be the liaison to the Redesigning Reading CDC.
 
Key agenda topics will include labor issues, CDC, Recovery Plan issues that relate to finances, audit, budget (General Fund and CDBG Action Plan), financial reporting, purchasing policies, contract awards, review of bonds and other financing tools, internal controls and any other financial or business practices, and reviewing the work of the City Auditor, taxes (Rates, exonerations and exemption appeals), fees and fines etc.
 
Committee Members: Ms. Goodman-Hinnershitz, Mr. Slifko, Mr. Twyman*
 
The Finance, Audit and Budget Committee meet every 3rd Monday 5pm
 

Standards of Living Committee

 
Committee Chair Responsibilities:  Discuss the agenda plan with the Managing Director and Ms. Kelleher no later than the 1'' week of each month and follow-u p on topics discussed and recommendations made by the Committee.
 
Key agenda topics will include building and trades, public works, public safety, property maintenance, zoning, housing, neighborhood revitalization, Community Development, graffiti abatement efforts, community  group organization and support.
 
Committee Members:  Ms. Reed, Mr.Daubert, Mr Marmarou*
 
The Standards of Living Committee meet every 3rd Monday 5pm
 
 
 
*The Council President shall serve as an ad hoc member of all Council Committees