The Wayland Recreation Commission Members are elected, re-elected and leave office through specific procedures.
There are five (5) members on the Commission.
They must meet five basic criteria in order to qualify for the election ballot for Recreation Commissioners. These five are:
1 - They must reside in the Town of Wayland.
2 - They must be United States Citizens.
3 - They must be registered voters.
4 - They must be at least 18 years of age.
5 - They must take out election papers and have 50 Wayland registered voters sign them, and then they must submit them to the Town Clerk's Office.
A Commissioner is elected for a three year term, with two commission positions subject to election each year. Every third year only one position is open. Commissioners are elected by the Wayland Public during spring elections. The candidates receiving a plurality among those running in that election are placed on the Commission, once they are sworn in by the Town Clerk.
When a Commissioner does not fulfill his/her term, the remainder of the Commission and Selectmen decide on who shall serve the remainder of said term, after public advertisement and candidate interviews. Once the interviews are completed, they vote on who shall fulfill the term. A majority vote of the combined Board members, present, is needed for a final appointment.
A Commissioner may resign from the Commission by notifying the following people of his/her resignation, by letter.
1 - The Selectmen
2 - The remaining Recreation Commission Members
3 - The Town Clerk