Volunteers in the community serve on town appointed boards, providing recommendations to elected officials on a range of issues. The meetings of each board are open to the public.
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment reviews and rules on applications for conditional use permits and variances. It also hears appeals of decisions of town staff.
Historic District Commission
The Historic District Commission reviews applications for exterior changes within the Hillsborough Historic District.
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.
The Planning Board reviews planning issues within the town's zoning jurisdiction. It reviews and makes recommendations on rezonings, subdivisions and ordinance amendments.
The Tourism Board drives economic development through tourism by promoting Hillsborough as a unique destination and by providing visitor services. To accomplish this, the board reinvests the prepared food and beverage tax in funding for a visitors center, grants, special projects and partnerships, and contract services with local organizations and historic sites.
Tourism Development Authority
The Tourism Development Authority promotes travel, tourism and conventions; sponsors tourism-related events; and finances tourism-related capital projects. To accomplish this, the Tourism Development Authority reinvests the 3% occupancy tax into special projects and partnerships, events, and promotions to encourage visitors to stay in local lodging facilities. The Tourism Development Authority works collaboratively and individually as a partner in the overall tourism program.
The Tree Board is responsible for hearing requests from residents 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 makes recommendations related to management of the Water and Sewer Fund, addressing such areas as communications, operations and finances.
Serving on a town appointed board is a great way to provide input and make a difference in your community. Applications can be submitted online.