By participating in Town government, you can make sure that Johnstown represents the interests of us all.
There are a number of different ways to get involved with Town government as a resident of the Town of Johnstown. Participation can take place in a variety of ways, including the following. Voting is probably the most obvious way to be involved with local government. Keep in mind that municipal elections follow their own timelines that don’t always align with State or Federal elections. Johnstown holds elections in April on EVEN numbered years so expect the next election in April 2022, with information about ballot measures and issues coming out well before Election Day. Voting is a highly impactful form of engagement, however, if you are looking for something more frequent another opportunity to engage with Town government is by attending Town Council Meetings. Town of Johnstown Town Council Meetings occur on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm. If Monday is a holiday, then the meeting is generally held the immediate Wednesday following. Right now, Town Council Meetings are held, both, in-person and remotely and there is an opportunity for general public comment at every Town Council Meeting. A more immersive, but also regular, opportunity to engage with Town government is to join a Town board or commission. Vacancies on boards and commissions vary, as do the required time commitments, but generally it could look like one meeting monthly or quarterly. Interested? The Town is currently looking for residents to join the Housing Authority and the Planning and Zoning Commission!
Being involved with local government is important because local government touches every aspect of our lives. The Town is just one facet of local government; there is also (just to name a few) the local library district, school district, fire authorities, and county governments. By getting involved, you can play a role in how this community thrives.
Want more information about getting involved? Click on the relevant image below or call Town Hall at 970-587-4664.