Human Services Committee

The Human Services Committee is charged with recommending policies and potential programs to the Town Administrator related to the delivery of human services to the citizens of Bourne. The Committee shall initially provide information and advocacy by referral to anyone in the community in need of such assistance or who may need help with problems of family and individual living stresses. The Committee will also evaluate Human Services requests and make recommendations for insertion in the Town annual budget in order to reduce duplication and improve services provided. Further, the Committee is charged to identify and bring to public attention unmet human service needs through broad community participation. Additionally, the Committee shall advocate for and encourage the development of community resources by promoting the coordination of human service programs for the purpose of meeting human service needs. The Committee will also strive to promote understanding of social implications of economic and political changes.

The Human Services Committee consists of a Representative of the Bourne School Department, Bourne Police Department, Council on Aging, Bourne Housing Authority a Youth Representative, and four members at large. A Representative of the Board of Selectmen and a Representative of the Finance Committee may serve as ex-officio members who shall have a voice but no vote in the proceedings of the Committee.

Committee Members

Name Title
Leona Bombaci At Large Member (2023)
Brandon M. Esip Police Department - Representative (2024)
Kara Garcia Bourne Housing Authority Representative(2022)
Wendy Welsh-Manley At Large Member (2022)
Haiden Powers Youth Representative (2023)
Chris Powers Co-Chair - At Large Member (2024)
Debora Oliviere Co-Chair - Council on Aging Representative (2023)
Merry James At Large Member (2023)