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. 

Join our other Colchester volunteers and find out for yourself just how enjoyable and rewarding volunteering for the Town can be!
Board of Ethics
  • 3 vacancies
  • 3 year term that begins October 1st and ends September 30th
  • Meets only rarely on an as-needed basis 
Cemetery Advisory Committee
  • 2 vacancies for a 1-year term and a 3-year term
  • Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 8 a.m. at the Colchester Town Offices, Champlain Room on the 2nd floor
Development Review Board
  • Presently meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Colchester Town Offices in the Outer Bay Room on the 3rd floor. 
Governance Committee 
The Colchester Selectboard 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
The Governance Committee has:
  • 2+ vacancies, no terms
  • Meets on an as needed basis, usually in the morning
Planning Commission
  • 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
  • Three vacancies, all for 2 year terms
  • 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