From time to time, the Town of Chester needs new members – both regular and alternate – on one or more of its Boards, Committees, and Commissions. All of these organizations’ meetings are open to the public; dates and times are posted at the Municipal Complex and on the front page of the Town’s website. You should expect to attend a certain number of meetings as a guest before committing to becoming a member.
If you need further information before making a decision, each organization’s webpage has contact information, and its Chair will be happy to assist you. The Board of Selectmen’s office is also happy to assist in any way – please contact Debra Doda at 603-887-3636 x 114 or via email.
Please complete a Volunteer Application to let us know of your interest, and feel free to show up at a meeting!
The following Boards, Committees, and Commissions accept members by appointment rather than by election:
- 300th Anniversary Committee: Established to plan the Town’s 300th Anniversary celebration, which will begin in October 2021 and conclude at Town Fair in 2022. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the Municipal Complex.
- Conservation Commission: Established to help preserve and protect the natural resources of the Town. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the Municipal Complex.
- Public Access Cable Television Committee: Established to support and foster Public Access Television in the Town. Meets as needed at the Municipal Complex.
- Planning Board: Established to manage growth and development in the Town. Meets the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Municipal Complex.
- Recreation Commission: Established to manage sports and recreation activities and facilities in the Town. Meets quarterly at 7 PM at the Municipal Complex.
- Spring Hill Farm Board of Trustees: Established to oversee the activities of the 400-acre Spring Hill Farm property. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Municipal Complex.
- Spring Hill Farm Advisory Committee: Established to allow community members to be actively involved in making recommendations regarding the future use of Spring Hill Farm (400-acre farm, land, farmhouse, barn, and outbuildings). Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at the Municipal Complex.
- Wason Pond Commission: Established to oversee the preservation and management of the 105-acre Wason Pond property. Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 7 PM at the Municipal Complex.
- Zoning Board of Adjustment: Established to review applications for zoning variances, special exceptions, equitable waivers from dimensional requirements, and appeals from the decisions made by administration officials. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the Municipal Complex.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any community. They represent the community as a whole, and although their work is not financially compensated, most volunteers get a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure from the work they do.