If you would like more information about serving on one of our many Boards and Committees, please contact Nicci Roebuck in the Town Administrator's Office at 978-468-5520 x2. Letters of interest and resumes (if applicable) should be addressed to the Board of Selectmen at Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in the Town Administrator/Board of Selectmen’s Office.
375th Anniversary Committee - 2 Openings - Terms through December 2018
The 375th Anniversary Committee shall be comprised of up to 11 members, serving one year terms, and subject to annual reappointment by the Board of Selectmen. The Committee will focus on event planning and coordination of the Town's 375th Anniversary celebrations. Click *HERE* for the complete committee charge.
Council on Aging - 3 Openings - Three Year Terms; 5 Associate Member Openings - Three Year Terms
To identify needs of Wenham’s elders, develop programs and services to meet those needs, to educate the community on elder issues and to advocate on behalf of elders. To set goals and objectives and support staff in implementing and promoting the COA’s mission.
Hamilton-Wenham Community Access & Media - 2 Openings - Three Year Terms
A committee charged with recommending policy, monitoring on-going operation of the cable system and the local cable studio, and assuring that the licensee is responsible to the respective Boards of Selectmen.
Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council - 2 Openings - Three Year Terms
Works to inform the public, qualify applications, and dispense funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. The budget of the MCC is determined by the state legislature and the MCC's source of funds is the Megabucks lottery game. Its purpose is to re-grant state funds for community based arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects and activities to benefit the residents of Hamilton and Wenham. Grant decisions are subject to final approval by the MCC.
Historical Commission/Historic District Commission - 1 Opening – Two Year Term
The duties of the Historic District Commission are generally to preserve and protect distinctive characteristics of buildings and places of historic significance in the Town. Meetings occur on the third Thursday of each month primarily to review applications for Certificates of Appropriateness regarding new construction or modifications to existing buildings located in the Historic District.
Iron Rail Commission - 2 Openings - Three Year Terms
To maintain, repair and protect the Iron Rail property. To aggressively plan for rental, gymnasium and meadow use in order to create income, revitalize the land and encourage active use of the area for educational enjoyment by all townspeople. To work with other town groups in arranging for orderly use of the land, including the layout of roads and the negotiating of locations for specific site use, safety and scheduling.
Open Space and Recreation Committee - 3 Openings - One Year Terms
Comprised of residents who have a diversity of interests and experiences, ranging from interest in community character and landscape preservation to economic development and real estate, from active and passive recreation to natural resource conservation. Work to deliver a comprehensive update to the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). Click *here* to view the full committee charge.
Veterans Committee - 1 Opening - Three Year Term
The mission of the Veterans Committee is to perpetuate and support Veterans ceremonies, events, and other activities in the Town of Wenham. The Veterans Committee will assist veterans and their families, as appropriate, in cooperation with other organizations and agencies. Click *here* for the complete Veterans Committee Charge.
Zoning Board of Appeals - 1 Associate Member Opening - Two Year Term
Exercises all powers granted to it by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapters 40A, 40B and 41 and the Town of Wenham Zoning Bylaw. The Board hears and decides applications for special permits, appeals or petitions for variances from regulations governing dimensions of land or structures, appeals taken by any aggrieved by reason of his inability to obtain a permit or enforcement action under the provisions of MGL Ch 40A, and applications for comprehensive permits.