Boards & Commissions

About the Boards & Commissions

Board of Ethics

There are no regular meetings for this board; it meets occasionally if need arises. 

Cemetery Advisory Committee

This committee works with the staff and Selectboard on care and operation of the Town's five cemeteries.

Colchester School Board (Elected)

Find out who serves on the Colchester school board and what their duties entail.

Conservation Commission

The Commission members work to help preserve the Town's natural areas and contribute to the beautification of the Town.

Development Review Board

This Board hears appeals of the decisions of the Planning and Zoning Department and ensures conformity to zoning regulations.

Get Engaged Program

The Town of Colchester invites Colchester High School students who are in grades 10-12 and Colchester residents, to join a participating Board or Commission as a youth member for a term of one year. Students will be mentored by a board/commission member and may have the option to renew their terms or join the board/commission as an adult member at the age of 18. Participation in the program can count toward the student's volunteer work required for graduation. Click the link to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.

Library Board of Trustees (Elected) 

The Library Trustees hire and oversee the Director and work with the Director to create, update and implement library policies.

Planning Commission

The  Planning Commission is charged with overseeing revisions to Zoning Regulations, undertaking planning studies, and updating the Town Plan.

Recreation Advisory Board

Members work with the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department to develop and manage recreational facilities, events,  and programs that serve and entertain the citizens of Colchester.

Selectboard (Elected)

The Colchester Selectboard directs Town Policy, creates and updates Town Ordinances, hires the Town Manager, and acts as the Liquor Control Commission and Sewer Commissioners. 

Board of Civil Authority (Elected)

These are the Justices of the Peace.