Friday, September 24, 2021



Volunteers are critical to the function and success of the Town. The following Boards, Commissions and Departments are seeking volunteers. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (401) 377-7777 with questions or interest.

There are also vacancies on the following active Boards and Commissions:
  • Historic District Commission (1 Vacancy)
  • Planning Board (1 Alternate Vacancy)
  • Recreation Commission (1 Vacancy)
  • Conservation Commission (1 Vacancy)
  • Tax Board of Review (1 Vacancy) 
  • Juvenile Hearing Board (1 Vacancy)

Affordable Housing Partnership Is Seeking Members

The Affordable Housing Partnership is currently seeking new members.  This committee consists of five members appointed by the Town Council for a term of five years. Duties include maintaining a list of candidates for affordable housing, overseeing lotteries that control access to affordable units and advocating for the creation of affordable housing for the elderly and special needs groups. The Affordable Housing Partnership meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.

Zoning Board

The Zoning Board consists of five regular members and two alternates, appointed by the Town Council for terms of five years. The Zoning Board shall be responsible for enforcing the Zoning Ordinance, determining appeals, approving applications and issuing special use permits. The Zoning Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Town Hall.

Animal Control Commission Is Seeking Members

The Animal Control Commission is currently seeking new members.  This committee consists of five Town residents, appointed by the Town Council with authority to oversee the operation of the animal shelter, assist animal control officers in the performance of their duties and to perform other duties authorized by the Town Council. The Animal Control Commission meets on an as-needed basis.

Historic District Commission (1 vacancy)

The Historic District Commission is currently seeking two full members.  This commission consists of five members, appointed by the Town Council President, with the consent of Council, for a term of three years. The Historic District Commission is responsible for maintaining the historic districts and other designated structures of historic or architectural value which reflect elements of Hopkinton’s cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history. The Historic District Commission meets on the fourth Monday of alternating months (Jan/March/May/July/Sept/Nov) at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall

Planning Board (2 alternate vacancy)

The Planning Board is currently seeking two alternate members.  This board consists of five members and two alternates appointed by the Town Council for terms of three years. The Planning Board is responsible for studies of the resources and needs of the town with reference to its physical, economic, and social growth and development affecting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people. This board considers and adopts a comprehensive plan to effectively and efficiently control development in town. The Planning Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall.

Charter Commission Is Seeking Members

The Charter Commission is currently seeking members to reach minimum membership requirements, as specified in the Town Charter.  This commission is comprised of no less than five, and no more than nine, members who shall be qualified electors of the Town and whose duty it shall be to review the Charter and recommend any amendments or revisions to the Town Council.

Economic Development Commission Is Seeking Members

The Economic Development Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the Town Council for terms of five years. The Economic Development Commission is responsible for studying, investigating, promoting and encouraging the preservation, expansion and sound development in the town of industry, business, commerce and tourism. The Commission shall be considered the economic development agency in the town. The Economic Development Commission is currently inactive due to lack of membership.

Waste Water Management District Commission Is Seeking Members

Waste Water Management District Commission: Five (5) members appointed by the Town Council with at least two commission members to reside in the waste water management district. The waste water management commission will regulate the operation and maintenance of all septic disposal systems within the waste water management district