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City of Sanford Board & Committee Openings 

Want to have a say in how things are run in Sanford? The City has a number of openings for volunteers to get involved. 

The Airport Advisory Committee has one opening to fill an unexpired term ending 12/31/25 for a Sanford resident who may or may not hold a pilot’s certificate. 

The Board of Appeals has four openings, each for a three-year term.  This board hears and decides administrative and dimensional variance appeals and works closely with the Director of Planning and Code Enforcement. 

TheBoard of Assessment Review has three openings, each for a three-year term.  The Board reviews and rules on appeals duly filed in writing by taxpayers regarding any tax assessment made by the Tax Assessor. 

The Community Resilience Committee has five openings, each for a two-year term. This new committee is being established to coordinate the community’s approach to increasing resilience to natural hazards and climate change impacts. 

The Design Review Committee has one opening for a two-year term.  The committee advises the Planning Director, the Planning Board, the Code Enforcement Officer, the applicant, and may make recommendations concerning project design proposals. 

The Land Bank Commission has one opening for a five-year term.  The Land Bank oversees the City’s rental housing licensing, inspection, and enforcement program, and it purchases, acquires, holds, and disposes of real property.  The Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding dangerous buildings and abandoned properties, and regarding property remediation. 

The Planning Board has three openings, each for a three-year term. The Planning Board’s responsibility is to review and act upon all subdivision requests; to hear and decide “conditional use” permit requests; to help draft new or amend relevant land use ordinances; and to review and assist in developing policy, goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan. 

The Recreation Advisory Boardhas four openings, each for a two-year term.   This board acts in an advisory capacity to the Parks and Recreation Director. 

The new Sanford Arts Commission has four openings, each for a three-year term. The commission focuses on identifying, strengthening, promoting, and broadcasting Sanford’s cultural assets, infrastructure, and artistic treasures and facilitating community involvement in the arts. 

The Sanford Housing Authority Board of Commissioners has one opening for a member at large, for a three-year term.  The SHA Commissioners are responsible for overseeing the operations of the Housing Authority and expenditures of federal monies, helping direct the management of programs that benefit the community and ensuring the provision of quality services to the residents of their housing properties. 

The Trails Committee has up to seven openings: five each for a three-year term, and two to fill unexpired terms ending 12/31/24.  The committee coordinates with the Parks and Recreation Director and assists in the development, funding and maintenance of a community-wide trail system. 

The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm.  Appointments will be made January 2, 2024. 

Applications and committee descriptions are available by contacting the Sanford City Manager’s office at (207) 324-9173 or by email at , or by visiting the City’s website at and looking under Government/Boards & Committees. 

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