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Get Involved Kittery

Are you looking for ways to make a positive impact? Does the idea of using your skills, and finding creative ways to help the town and people of Kittery, excite you?  If you answered YES, then we would love for you to get involved with one of our Town Boards or Committees.

Town of Kittery boards and committees provide the opportunity to:

  • Make a difference in the community
  • Support local government in addressing issues and concerns
  • Provide guidance and input for future decision-making
  • Meet new people with various talents and share ideas

While not all of our boards and committees have openings, vacancies do occur on a regular basis.  If the committee you wish to serve on does not have an opening at this time, you may still submit an application.  If you're unsure about which board or committee may be right for you, or which have current openings, please contact the Town Clerk at (207) 475-1313 or If you would like to apply for one of the Town of Kittery's Boards & Committees, you can download the application, by clicking here.

For a full list of the Town of Kittery's Boards & Committees, please click here.

The following Kittery Town Boards and Committees are currently seeking members or alternates:

Library Advisory Committee

The Library Advisory Committee is charged with guiding Rice Public Library in the development of goals, library policies, programs, services and collections that meet the needs of the community library patrons.

The Library Advisory Committee will consist of seven voting members: one Town Councilor, one member from the non-profit Library Board of Directors, one member from the Friends of the Library and four citizen members. The Library Director is an ex officio member without voting rights. 

For more information on the Library Advisory Committee, please click here.

Kittery Celebration Committee

The Kittery Celebration Committee will meet on an as-needed basis and will be responsible for:

  • Planning and presenting a diverse program of events and activities that bring the Town of Kittery together in celebration of the State of Maine's bicentennial and the 375th anniversary of the Town of Kittery's incorporation.  The program will appeal to residents of all ages.

The Celebration Committee will consist of 15 members who will be appointed in order to achieve a diverse group representing the historic, artistic, business and social aspects of Town.  For more information on the Celebration Committee, please click here.

Comprehensive Plan Committee

The Comprehensive Plan Committee meets as-needed, and oversees Comprehensive Plan implementation, including:

  • Regular review and assessment of priorities, goals, and action steps
  • Progress in achieving goals and implementing action steps.  Where necessary, it may specify revision of priorities, goals and objectives and recommend options to address challenges. CPC may periodically identify specific issues in the Plan that require further exploration, and recommend to the Town Council strategies to address those issues.

The Comprehensive Plan Committee is currently seeking three citizen representatives.  For more information on the Comprehensive Plan Committee, please click here.

Shellfish Conservation Committee

The Shellfish Conservation Committee meets on an as-needed basis and is responsible for:

  • Establishing annually in conjunction with the department of marine resources the number of shellfish digging licenses to be issued;
  • Surveying each clam producing area at least once each three years to establish size distribution and density and annually estimating the status of the town's shellfish resources;
  • Securing and maintaining records of shellfish harvest from the town's managed shellfish areas and closed areas that are conditionally opened by the department of marine resources;
  • Recommending conservation closures and openings to the town council in conjunction with the area biologists of the department of marine resources.

The Shellfish Conservation Committee is currently seeking one regular member, as well as alternates.  For more information on the Shellfish Conservation Committee, please click here.