Cape and Islands Municipal Committee Vacancies

Town of Barnstable Boards, Committees, and Commissions

*Indicates Appointment Opportunities

Accessory Affordable Apartment Program

Administrator Review Committee

Affordable Housing Growth Development Trust Fund Committee

Agricultural Commission

Airport Commission

Airport Construction

Airport Finance Sub-Committee

Airport Infrastructure Sub-Committee

Appointments Committee

Asset Management Advisory Committee

*Barnstable Economic Development Commission

*Barnstable Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Committee

Barnstable Housing Authority

Board of Assessors

Board of Health

Cable Advisory Committee

Charter Review

Citizen Advisory Committee

Committee to Analyze Management Practices and Policies

Committee to Analyze the Impact of Illegal Drugs on Barnstable as a Community

Community Preservation Committee

Compensation Committee

*Comprehensive Financial Advisory Committee

Conservation Commission

*Council On Aging

CPC Sub-Committee

*Disability Commission

Employee Benefits Advisory Committee

Golf Committee

Historical Commission

Homelessness Committee

Housing Committee

*Human Services Committee

*Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District Commission

Hyannis Water Board

JFK Memorial Trust Fund Committee

Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee

Library Committee

Licensing Authority

Martin J. Flynn Scholarship Committee

*Mid Cape Cultural Council

Old Kings Highway Historic District Committee

Parking Committee

Planning Board

*Public Works Commission

*Recreation Commission

*Renewable Energy Commission

Roads Sub Committee

Sandy Neck Board

School Committee

Shellfish Committee

Site Plan Review

Strategic Marketing AD HOC

Town Manager Search Committee

Trust Fund Advisory Committee

*Water Pollution Control Board

Water Resources

Water Resources Advisory Committee

Waterways Committee

Youth Commission

Zoning and Regulatory Committee

*Zoning Board of Appeals

If you are resident of Barnstable and believe you have something to offer a board, committee or commission with an open seat, please consider submitting an application. The appointments committee, made up of five Town Councilors, will interview applicants and make recommendations to the Town Council who vote to appoint members at their regular meetings. 

To fill out the application, go to:

For a more detailed description and responsibilities of the committees listed please contact the Town Council office: or phone 508-862-4738.

Source:     May 16, 2017


Town of Bourne Committee Vacancies

[1] Vacancy - Affordable Housing Trust – [2017]

[1] Vacancy- Barnstable County HOME Consortium - [2019]

[1] Vacancy- Barnstable County Human Rights Commission - Alternate Member

[5] Vacancies- Bourne Cultural Council - Three Year Term - [2019]

[3] Vacancies- Bourne Housing Partnership Committee - At Large Member - [2017]

[1] Bourne Human Services Committee – Youth Representative [2017]

[1] Vacancy Buzzards Bay Action Committee - Alternate Member - [2017]

[1] Vacancy –Cape Light Compact Committee –Alternate Member [2017]

[3] Vacancies – Council on Aging [1-2017] [1-2019] [1-2020]

[1] Vacancy – Council on Aging - Alternate [1-2019]

[1] Vacancy – Historic Commission - Associate [1-2017]

[2] Vacancies- Phase II Community Oversight Group for the Storm Water Management

         Group/Selectmen's Task Force on Local Pollution - [2017]

[1] Vacancy Route 6A Advisory Committee - [2017]

[1] Vacancy - Selectmen's Energy Advisory Committee - [2017]

[2] Vacancies- Special Works Opportunity Program - [2017]

If interested please send a letter of interest to the Town Administrator's Office,

24 Perry Avenue, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 or email:

Source:      May 16, 2017


Town of Brewster Committee Openings

Agriculture Commission – 3 vacancies

All Citizen’s Access Committee – 1 vacancy

Barnstable County Home Consortium – 1 Representative from Brewster

Bikeways Committee – 3 vacancies

Building & Needs Assessment Committee – 3 vacancies

Cable Television Advisory Committee – 2 vacancies

Capital Planning Committee – 2 citizen vacancies

Cemetery Commission – 1 vacancy

Open Space Committee – 1 citizen vacancy

Water Commission – 1 vacancy

Zoning Board of Appeals – 2 vacancies for alternate members

A brief summary of the responsibilities/goals of each of the Town’s boards, committees and commissions is available on the Town’s website or in the Selectmen’s office.  Download the Committee Application & Descriptions at   If you are interested in serving on a committee please contact Susan Broderick in the Selectmen’s office at 508-896-3701 x 1134 or email your resume or brief history of your work or volunteer activities to

Source:  May 16, 2017


Town of Chatham Board/Committee/Commission Vacancies

Anticipated as of June 30, 2017. Members serve 3-year term; Associates/Alternates serve 1-year term.

Affordable Housing Committee                            2

Bikeways Committee                                              1

Board of Health                                                        1

Committee for the Disabled                                   1

Conservation Commission                                     3          3 Associate

Cultural Council                                                      2

Economic Development Committee                     1

Golf Advisory Committee                                      1

Historic Business District Commission                            1 Alternate

Human Services Advisory Committee                 2

Independence Day Parade Committee                4

Land Bank Open Space Committee                      1          1 Alternate

Local State Building Code Board of Appeals     2

North Beach Advisory Committee                        4

Public Ceremonies Committee                              3

Railroad Museum Group                                       1

Shellfish Advisory Committee                              1

Traffic Safety Committee                                                    1 Alternate

Zoning Board of Appeals                                                   1 Associate


The Chatham Board of Selectmen welcomes new applications. All interested parties are encouraged to apply to the Office of the Town Manager or by completing a Talent Bank form found on the Town website at:

Source:  May 16, 2017

Town of Dennis Boards & Committees


Source:            508.394.8300              May 17, 2017


Town of Eastham Boards & Committees


Source:              508.240.5900              May 17, 2017


Falmouth Boards & Committees


Source:             508-548-7611                 May 17, 2017


Harwich Boards & Committees


Source:               (508) 430-7514              May 17, 2017


Mashpee Boards & Committees


Source:             (508) 539-1400                May 17, 2017


Orleans Boards & Committees


Source:               (508) 240-3700                    May 17, 2017


Provincetown Town Board Vacancies/No Applications on File

Airport Commission                 1 Alternate

Animal Welfare Committee     1 Alternate

Art Commission                         1 Regular

Board of Assessors                     1 Alternate

CCNSGMPIAC                           5 Regular       1 Alternate

Community Housing Council  1 Alternate

Cultural Council                         1 Regular

Finance Committee                    1 Alternate

Planning Board                           1 Alternate

Recreation Commission            1 Alternate

Water & Sewer Board                1 Regular        1 Alternate

Any registered voter in the Town of Provincetown is eligible to serve on a Town Board.  Determine which board best matches your interest and abilities, download and complete a Town Board Application Form, and return your completed application to the Town Clerk's Office. Please contact the Town Clerk for more information or to discuss which board may be the best fit for you. (508) 487-7013


Source:     May 16, 2017


Sandwich Board & Committee Vacancies


Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Representative - 1 Member

Bikeway & Pedestrian Committee - 2 Alternates

Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative Representative  -1 Sandwich Representative

Capital Improvement Planning Committee - 1 Member

Conservation Commission -  2 Member   1 Alternate

Council on Aging -  1 Member

Planning Board - 1 Elected Member

Recreation Committee - 1 Alternate

Sandwich Board of Library Trustees - 1 Elected Trustee

Sandwich Commission on Disability -  3 Member

Sandwich Economic Initiative Corporation - 1 Member

Sandwich Energy Committee  -  3 Member  4 Alternate

Sandwich Historical Commission -  1 Member  6 Alternate

Visitors Services Board - 2 Member

Zoning Board of Appeals - 2 Alternate


If you are interested in serving your community, please complete and submit the online form. sandwich,


Source:       May 16, 2017


Town of Truro Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Vacancies


AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION- (3) alternate and (2) full member vacancy


BIKE AND WALKWAYS COMMITTEE –  (1) full member vacancy, (2) alternate vacancies


BOARD OF HEALTH-(1) alternate member vacancy




ENERGY COMMITTEE – (2) alternate vacancies and (1) full membership




RECREATION COMMISSION - (1) Alternate vacancy


RECYCLING COMMITTEE – (1) full and (1) alternate vacancy


TRURO CULTURAL COUNCIL – (1) full member vacancy


TRURO CONCERT COMMITTEE - (4) full vacancies


Any citizen interested in serving on any of these Boards, Commissions, and Committees is invited to submit an Application to Serve, which may be obtained at the Truro Town Hall, 24 Town Hall Road, P.O. Box 2030, Truro, MA, by calling (508) 349-7004, ext. 110 or 124, or by downloading it from truto-ma,gov.  Completed applications should be returned to Truro Town Hall.


Source:                     May 16, 2017


Wellfleet Boards & Committees


Source:          508-349-0300      May 17, 2017  


Yarmouth Boards, Commissions, Committees - Vacancies


Board of Appeals

Board of Assessors

Capital Budget Committee

Disability Commission

Energy Committee

Library Board

Historical Commission

Old Kings Highway Committee

Planning Board

Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee


Local government works best when residents get involved to participate in decisions. Below is a list of current committee vacancies in Yarmouth. If you are interested in volunteering for one of these committees, or any other committee, please go to and click to complete the Talent Bank Form.


Source:                 May 16, 2017

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