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"We asked ourselves what kinds of programs are out there that could do this seamlessly, and in all honesty, the answer for us really was Accela Boards and Commissions.”

Christine McCarthy,
Executive Assistant,
Town of Westwood, Massachusetts

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Boards and Commissions

Easily manage government appointments online

You manage dozens of appointments across boards and commissions, hundreds of applications for vacant positions and countless documents — all in a day. Accela’s cloud-based tools simplify the entire process of managing your appointments, interviews and board meetings, making board governance paper-free and accessible to citizens.

Boards and Commissions gives you:

  • Simple online application process automatically driven by your established board and seat qualifications
  • Searchable applicant database with associated resumes, documents and prior interview notes
  • Automatic generation of agenda items for appointments with Accela Agenda and Minutes integration
  • Unique applicant review process and interview workflow for each board


Eliminate paper-driven board governance, appointments and applications with online management of board appointments and applications.


Post vacancies online and promote on social media giving candidates the ability to apply easily. Applicants can view the requirements for each seat and save their applications and attach resumes and other documents.


Define unique qualifications for each board, governance and position with an intuitive user interface. Accela makes it easy to track, manage and report unique requirements and simplifies the applicant process.


Display board activity and member profiles online and allow your citizens to access a public portal of information that is never deleted.