Board and Committee Openings

Volunteer Opportunities
The Board of Selectmen and Town Moderator welcome residents who have an interest in serving on the Town’s various Committees/Boards.  Please complete a Talent Bank application and return it to the Selectmen's Office.  The following volunteer opportunities exist:     
Board/Committee Appointed by Description Meetings # of current openings Contact
Town Manager Search Committee Board of Selectmen The Board of Selectmen is looking for seven residents who are interested in serving on the Town Manager Search Committee.  The members of the Committee will be involved in the entire recruitment and selection process for the Town’s next Town Manager. Members of the search committee will be asked to guard the privacy of candidates and the information which the committee obtains during the search process.  TBD 7 


781-826-5000 ext. 1033

Affordable Housing Trust Board of Trustees

Board of Selectmen

Composed of seven Trustees,   1 member of Board of Selectmen,1 member of Community Preservation Committee and  5 at large members.   Initial terms are staggered as 1 or 2 year terms.

The Trustees shall meet at least quarterly at such time and place as Trustees shall determine.

            1               at- large member

Janet Tierney, at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032

Board of Trust Fund Commissioners

Board of Selectmen Composed of three members with terms expiring on a rotating three year basis.  Meetings throughout the year on an as needed basis.


Janet Tierney, at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032

Community Access and Media Committee Board of Selectmen Composed of seven members, each for a one year term.  The Committees' goal is to continue to increase programming breadth and appeal on the three Public, Educational and Governmental Access Channels. Meetings as necessary throughout the year. 1

Janet Tierney,  at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032

Conservation Commission Town Manager subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen Composed of five members and two Associate members, each for a term of three years.  The term of one member shall be two years for the duration of that member's term only.   The Commission administers  State and local Wetlands Protection Regulations pertaining to protected resource areas in the Town including permitting, enforcement, education, and care of Open Space parcels. The Commission typically meets twice a month at Town Hall on Wednesday evenings.


Associate Members

Sandra MacFarlane, at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1020
Education Fund Committee Board of Selectmen Comprised of the Superintendent of Schools or designee thereof, and four residents of the Town of Hanover. The Committee meets as necessary throughout the year.


Janet Tierney, at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032

Design Review Board

Board of Selectmen Consists of five (5) members each appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a three year term. All members of the Board shall have experience in the professions or trades of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, design, engineering, construction, or other relevant experience. The Committee meets as necessary throughout the year.


Janet Tierney, at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032

Information Technology Study Committee


This newly formed study committee is charged with evaluating the current information technology capabilities of the Town, the current and projected needs and the development of a long-term strategic plan for identifying and prioritizing future technology upgrades.



Doug Thomson at

Taxation Aid Committee

Board of Selectmen

This five member Committee is made up of The Chairman of the Board of Assessors, the Town Treasurer, and three residents.  It oversees the special fund created to assist low income elderly and disabled persons in meeting their property tax obligations.

The committee meets as necessary throughout the year.


Janet Tierney, at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032

Town Manager Act Review Committee

Board of Selectmen (2)

Advisory Committee (1)

School Committee (1)

Moderator (1)

This five memeber  Committee will review and evaluate the existing  Town Manager Act to ensure an appropriate, effective and accountable orgaiizational structure of government for residents and constituents.  The complete charge of the Committee is available upon request.  TBD

2 or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032

Veteran's Memorial Committee


This five member committee consists of two members selected by the Board of Selectmen, two members selected by the Town Moderator and one member selected by the Board of Public Works.  It is responsible  for designing and bringing forth costs for the construction of  a Veterans Honor Garden.

The Committee meets as necessary throughout the year and must have at least two public forums on the preferred design.



Doug Thomson at  

Zoning Board of Appeals

Board of Selectmen

This six member board  is responsible for hearing all appeals as defined in the Sign By-law of the Town of Hanover.

The board meets as necessary throughout the year.

1 Member

1 Associate Member

Janet Tierney at or 781-826-5000 ext. 1032


Please address a letter of interest and a completed Talent Bank Application, to Ann Lee, Hanover Town Hall, 550 Hanover Street, Suite #29, Hanover, MA 02339 or via e-mail to

Please click here for a Talent Bank Application or one can be located in the back of the Annual Town Report.

Letters of interest will be forwarded to the appropriate appointing authority. 

Please e-mail or call the Board or Committee's respective contact, if you would like more information on a vacancy, prior to submitting a Talent Bank application.