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The Board of Selectmen is currently accepting letters of interest from Windham residents to fill positions on various Town boards and committees. Letters should be submitted to the Town Administrator, 3 North Lowell Road, or via email to TownAdmin@WindhamNH.gov no later than April 23, 2021 for consideration. Interviews with the Board of Selectmen will then be scheduled for a future meeting. Please be sure to include your address and a daytime phone number. Questions should be directed to the Town Administrator, 432-7732. (Note: Some of the expiring positions are currently held by individuals who may choose to seek re-appointment. REG = Regular Member, ALT = Alternate Member)
CABLE ADVISORY BOARD – 1 REG EXPIRING & 2 ALT VACANT
Two 3-yr & One 1-yr term. Meets the second Thursday evening of every other month. Oversees the operations of the Cable Studio and other cable-related services of the Town, particularly as liaison to the local cable provider.
CONSERVATION COMMISSION – 2 REG EXPIRING
Two 3-yr terms. Meets the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month. Deals primarily with issues such as wetland/aquifer protection and review of subdivision plans for compliance; negotiates land purchases for approval by the Selectmen.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – 3 REG/1 ALT EXPIRING
Four 3-yr terms. Meets the second Friday morning of each month. Assists, counsels and advises the residents, Selectmen, other Town boards/ departments, and businesses on the benefits and merits of Economic Development.
FORESTRY COMMITTEE – 1 EXPIRING
3-yr term. Meeting time varies. Committee is responsible for the management of the McIlvaine Town Forest in accordance with RSA 31:111.
HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMITTEE – 1 CITIZEN VACANT
No term limit. Meeting time varies. Primary responsibility is to review resident and departmental highway safety concerns; making recommendation to the Selectmen.
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION – 1 REG/1 ALT EXPIRING & 1 ALT VACANT
3-yr terms. Meets the second Thursday evening of each month. Charged with oversight of the Town’s designated historic districts, and the preservation of historic resources.
HOUSING AUTHORITY – 1 EXPIRING
5-yr term. Meeting time varies. Primary responsibility is the development of a means to provide affordable housing for the elderly.
LOCAL ENERGY COMMITTEE – 2 REG/1 ALT EXPIRING & 1 REG VACANT
Three 3-yr and One 2-yr term. Meeting time varies. Primary role is to advise and assist the Town and its residents on reducing their energy usage and costs.
MUSEUM TRUSTEES – 1 REG EXPIRING & 1 REG VACANT
One 3-yr and One 2-year term. Meets the second Wednesday evening of each month. Charged with cataloging/obtaining historical artifacts and general operations of the Town Museum.
RECREATION COMMITTEE – 1 REG/1 ALT EXPIRING & 1 ALT VACANT
Two 3-yr and One 2-yt term. Meets the third Thursday evening of each month, with some additional days for field inspections. Aids in long-term strategic planning of recreation facilities and programs; supports the Parks & Recreation Director as needed with planning, implementation, and development of recreation programs.
SEARLES SCHOOL & CHAPEL TRUSTEES – 1 REG EXPIRING/1 REG VACANT
3-yr terms. Meeting time varies. Primary responsibility of the Trustees is the oversight of pthe Searles School and Chapel.
SOCIAL MEDIA & WEB TECH COMMITTEE – 2 REG EXPIRING
3-yr terms. Meeting time varies. Provides technical assistance to the Town and recommendations for proper and effective use of technology including systems and peripherals, web presence, social media, processes, and related policies.