Committees and Openings

Boards and Committees and Housing Authority 


Burlington Housing Authority Vacancy 
Burlington- The Burlington Board of Selectmen and the Burlington Housing Authority announce one seat available for a Town of Burlington resident on the Burlington Housing Authority to temporarily fill the seat until the next Town election in April of 2021. 
Local housing authorities are political bodies that are considered local government organizations under state law.  They have five Commissioners with four being elected at large and one resident member being appointed by the Governor. The local housing authority is a five-year term and oversees state public housing for seniors age 60+ and disabled persons at their properties located in Burlington and are responsible for managing these Burlington properties and systems in accordance with state and federal policy and guidelines. 
Those interested in applying for this seat until the next election may send a letter of interest addressed to the Board of Selectmen along with a brief bio to the following email:  The Board of Selectmen and the Burlington Housing Authority plan to hold a joint session on March 23, 2020 to make an appointment. 

Conservation Commission

The Board of Selectmen is seeking to fill one member seat on the Conservation Commission, a release from the town states. Residents seeking to serve their community in a volunteer capacity may contact the Board of Selectmen’s office.
The Conservation Commission and the Conservation Department are responsible for local administration of and ensuring compliance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, the local Wetland Bylaw, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NPDES MS4 stormwater program and the Burlington Erosion and Sedimentation Control Bylaw, the release explains. To this end, the Commission receives and reviews applications for construction projects involving work within one hundred feet of wetland resource areas, FEMA floodplain, perennial streams and more.  
The Conservation Commission generally meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month.  
If you wish to be considered for this position please send a letter of interest including a resume to Betty McDonough at  prior to Friday, February  22, 2020.

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Board of Selectmen are seeking to fill one alternate member seat on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The position is volunteer. The purpose of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to hear and decide appeals from an adverse decision of the building inspector or any town board, to make determinations in flood hazard districts, to hear and decide petitions for variances and to issue comprehensive permits under MGL Chapter 40B.  The Zoning Board of Appeals currently meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month.
Applicants can send a letter of interest and resume to Betty McDonough at  The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2020.