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The Town of Auburn encourages and promotes involvement by residents in the decision-making process through participation in a variety of boards and commissions. Serving on a board or commission can be a rewarding experience and an excellent way to contribute to the quality of life of the community in which you live or work. We rely greatly on the interest and involvement of those volunteers who seek a more active role in the functioning of their local government.
Interested in learning more about Auburn’s boards or committees or becoming a member? Please view current board vacancies below, or visit the Town of Auburn website, Board and Committee page for a full list of boards and commissions:
PLANNING BOARD -2 seats available
The Planning Board is responsible for guiding development of land and growth within the Town of Auburn, in accordance with the Zoning Bylaws, Subdivision Regulations, and professional guidance of various town departments. This includes Site Plan Review, ANR Plans, and Special Permits for commercial and residential developments and subdivisions.
The Planning Board consists of five full members, plus one associate member who participates in all matters before the Board in a non-voting capacity, unless a full member is not in attendance or unable to vote in accordance with State law. The Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Conservation Commission – 2 seats available
It is the role of the Conservation Commission to enforce the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act and the Auburn Wetlands By-Law. The Conservation Commission aspires to minimize the impact of activities on wetland values, including public or private water supply, groundwater, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, water pollution prevention, fisheries, freshwater shellfish, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics, agriculture and aquaculture values.
The Conservation Commission is a seven member regulatory Commission appointed by the Town Manager for three-year terms. The Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Disability Commission – 5 seats available
The Commission on Disability researches local problems of people with disabilities, advises and assists municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that affect people with disabilities, coordinates or carries out programs designed to meet the problems of people with disabilities in coordination with programs of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, reviews and makes recommendations about policies, procedures, services, activities and facilities of departments, boards and agencies of the Town as they affect people with disabilities, provides information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability, and coordinates activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.
A majority of the five Commission members shall consist of people with disabilities; one member shall be a member of the immediate family of a person with a disability and one member of shall be either an elected or appointed official of the Town of Auburn. Commission members are appointed by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen and meet one time per month.