Serving on a town advisory board is a great way to provide input and make a difference in your community. Applications can be submitted online. View the board descriptions and video below for more information.
Town departments and boards also host frequent volunteer workdays at parks and wetlands. Subscribe to town news releases to be notified of these.
To contribute to the town's Water Assistance Program for customers having difficulty paying bills, see the program's webpage.
Mayor's Task Force on Re-Imagining Public Safety
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on June 8 denouncing the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and outlining next steps for the Town of Hillsborough and its police department, including forming an advisory board on policing. Discussion among board members and input from the community show the Hillsborough community wishes to examine not just policing but also the idea of public safety. See the Mayor's Task Force on Re-Imagining Public Safety webpage for more information and a link to the application.
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment reviews and rules on applications for conditional use permits and variances. The board also hears appeals of decisions of town staff and the Historic District Commission.
Historic District Commission
The Historic District Commission reviews applications for exterior changes within the Hillsborough Historic District. A majority of the commission’s members have specialized training or an interest in architecture, preservation, archaeology, history or building methods.
Parks and Recreation Board
The Parks and Recreation Board advises the town on issues related to park facilities. The board also works to implement the recommendations in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which is the board’s guiding document. The master plan is revised annually.
The Planning Board reviews planning issues within the town's zoning jurisdiction. The board reviews and makes recommendations on rezonings, subdivisions and ordinance amendments.
The Tourism Board drives economic development by promoting travel, tourism and visitor services. It sponsors programs and activities designed to improve Hillsborough's attractiveness to visitors.
Tourism Development Authority
The Tourism Development Authority promotes travel, tourism and conventions; sponsors tourism-related events; and finances tourism-related capital projects.
The Tree Board is responsible for hearing requests from citizens regarding planting, maintenance and removal of street and park trees. It also is responsible for establishing guidelines for spacing of trees on town property.
Water and Sewer Advisory Committee
The Water and Sewer Advisory Committee is responsible for making recommendations related to management of the Water and Sewer Fund. Recommendations address such areas as public information, operations and finances.