Board/Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Bedford currently has approximately 12 appointed boards, committees and commissions. Although the frequency of meetings varies depending on the responsibilities and workload of the particular committee or commission, most meet either monthly or biweekly. For more information on a specific board, committee or commission please check the Boards and Committees link in the column to the left.

If you are interested in serving Bedford as an appointed volunteer, please complete the Board Application and return it to Dawn Boufford in the Town Manager’s Office.

Current Openings

Committee Openings
Planning Board

​Zoning Board of Adjustment

​Historic District Commission

​Conservation Commission

​Parks & Recreation Comm.

​Energy Commission

​Highway Safety Committee

​Water & Sewer Advisory

​Cemetery Trustees

​Town Treasurer


​Telecommunications Committee
1 Regular
2 Alternate

​2 Regular
​1 Alternate

2 Regular
​2 Alternate

​1 Regular
​1 Alternate

​1 Regular
​1 Alternate

​3 Positions

​1 Alternate

​1 Position

​1 Position

​1 Position

​7 Positions

​8 Positions

Conservation Commission

  • Helpful experience: Interest in wetlands, construction issues with drainage, and open space protection/ stewardship.
  • Hours per month: Three to four hours

Parks and Recreation Commission

  • Helpful experience: Interest in betterment of parks and recreation facilities and policies related to usage of same. Fair and open minded approach dealing with presented items
  • Hours per three months: Three to four hours (meets quarterly)

Energy Commission

  • Helpful experience: General understanding of both renewable and non-renewable energy resources helpful as well as the skill to work effectively with people of differing backgrounds and viewpoints
  • Hours per month: Five to seven


  • Helpful experience: Willingness to participate as a station producer, act as a program host, or cover events in town as a camera person (not required), as well as recognizing that the Board is a policy making entity only.
  • Hours (Board Meets Once a Quarter): Two hours

Water and Sewer Advisory Committee

  • Helpful experience: Training or experience in engineering, water management or related field
  • Hours per month: Four hours

Cemetery Trustees

  • Helpful experience: Interest in maintaining our cemeteries
  • Hours: 20 hours a year

LPFM Board of Overseers

  • Radio experience not necessary but helpful. Willingness to develop and provide policy and procedural guidance for community participation in the town’s low power FM radio station. Recognize that the board is a policy making board only and that operational control remains with town management.