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 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