Board & Committee Openings

The Town of Colchester has openings for volunteers on the following Town boards and commissions and we're  accepting applications now! Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community, get the "inside scoop" on municipal government, and make new friends, too.

You may download an application from this website, pick up a hard copy at the Town Offices (781 Blakely Road), or email Lgustainis@colchestervt.gov to have an application sent to you via email. Applicants must attend two meetings of the board or commission they wish to join and will have a brief (approximately 15 minute) interview with the Selectboard prior to appointment.
 

  • Board of Ethics
    • 2 vacancies
    • 3 year term that begins October 1st and ends September 30th
    • Meets on an as-needed basis
  • Cemetery Advisory Committee
    • 2 vacancies
    • One 1-year term and one 3-year term
    • Begins March 1st and ends February 28th
    • Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8 a.m. at the Colchester Town Offices, Champlain Room on the 2nd floor
  • Governance Committee
    • 2+ vacancies, no term
    • Meets as needed, usually in the morning.
    • The Colchester Select Board and Heritage Project charged the Governance Committee with 3 primary fields of investigation:
      • Rewriting and/or updating the Town Charter
      • Examining structural, operational and regional options to optimize the accountability, transparency, effectiveness and cost of Colchester's government and public services
      • Methods of improving citizen participation and investment in municipal governance
  • Planning Commission
    • One vacancy
    • Term is 2 years, beginning on October 1st and ending September 30th.
    • Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM at the Colchester Town Offices on Blakely Road, in the Outer Bay Conference Room on the 3rd floor.
  • Recreation Advisory Board
    • One vacancy
    • Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 AM at the Colchester Town Offices on Blakely Road in the Champlain Room, 2nd floor