About Colchester Boards & Commissions

Elected Boards

Colchester Selectboard

Burnham Memorial Library Board of Trustees  

Colchester School Board

Board of Civil Authority (Justices of the Peace)

Volunteer Boards and Commissions

Board of Ethics

Cemetery Advisory Committee

Conservation Commission

Development Review Board 

Planning Commission

Recreation Advisory Board

Boards & Commissions Agendas and Minutes 


Get Engaged

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 student 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. 

Selectboard Appointed Boards and Commissions Application Process

The Town Charter and Vermont Statutes created various boards and commissions to assist with policy issues in the area of municipal service delivery. 

If you are interested in volunteering on a board or commission, you may first wish to attend a meeting, review meeting minutes, which can be found on our website, or view one of the following board meetings live or as a recording.  

Video recordings are available for the following: Colchester Selectboard, Colchester Development Review Board, and Colchester Planning Commission.

The following boards are broadcasted live: Colchester Selectboard, Colchester Development Review Board, and Colchester Planning Commission.

To apply, you must attend at least one meeting of and complete an online form. Interviews with the Board or Commission and Selectboard are held when there are openings. We welcome residents to attend meetings, learn about the boards and submit forms indicating interest at any time. Openings will be announced in the Town newsletter. 

Adult Member form: https://colchestervt.gov/formcenter/volunteer-forms-13/town-of-colchester-board-commission-and--67

Youth Member form: https://colchestervt.gov/formcenter/volunteer-forms-13/get-engaged-program-student-application-68