Search for New Ernestina Commissioner
The Schooner Ernestina Commission should have 9 commissioners. The enabling legislation specifies qualifications for the appointments. There will be an open seat soon and the appointee “shall be any person whose expertise would be an asset to the commission and the Schooner Ernestina or have particular expertise in the Cape Verdean history as it relates to said schooner, or history of said ship as the Effie M. Morrissey.
It is up to the Commission to consider who to propose to the Governor’s office through DCR. Anyone who is interested in serving should submit a letter interest along with a resume and a statement of their involvement with and their interest in Ernestina and their qualifications to serve on the Commission to Jen Nersesian at the National Park Office 33 William St New Bedford, MA 02740.
The candidate needs to be someone who can attend Commission meetings as Massachusetts regulations require actual presence at the meeting to make a quorum. Meetings are usually held monthly in New Bedford on a Friday afternoon.