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9/30/2022 - Town Seeks Candidates for Town Historian and Poet Laureate

The Board of Selectman is looking for residents who are interested in serving in the Town’s positions of Town Historian, Deputy Town Historian and Poet Laureate.

Since its incorporation, the Town has benefited from the dedication of its residents to employ civic responsibility and continuously engage in community volunteerism.

Those appointed will promote the knowledge and appreciation of Canton’s history along with the appreciation of the spoken word, writing and the arts in Canton. Residents appointed to the positions will serve for a term of four years. Those appointed will report to the Director of the Canton Public Library and shall serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.

Applicants for the position shall be residents of Canton. The Town Historian and Deputy Town Historian shall possess enthusiasm for the community, have a strong public service orientation and demonstrate knowledge and a desire to teach, write and promote local history. They shall also have knowledge of the skills and techniques necessary to perform historical research and possess good written and oral communication skills.

Applicants for the Poet Laureate shall possess an enthusiasm for the community, have a strong public service orientation and demonstrate a knowledge and passion for poetry.

If you are a resident, you are registered to vote, and would like to apply for one of these positions, please complete the applicable application and return to: 

Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer
P.O. Box 168, 4 Market Street
Collinsville, CT  06022

Or email to
Application deadline is October 29, 2022. 

Poet Laureate Application
Town Historian Application
Town Historian Deputy Application