Boards, Commissions & Committees

All boards, commissions, and committees consist of residents who contribute their time for the benefit of Needham. These committees work toward solving complex issues and recommending policy that helps to shape the kind of community in which we live. Needham is fortunate to have many volunteers whose skill and technical knowledge can be applied in the Town Government.

The boards, commissions, and committees contained in this section have been created through Town By-laws or Massachusetts General Law. There are various temporary committees that may be created for a specific period of time or for a specific purpose that are established by the town manager or one or more of the permanent committees. Information about these committees may usually be found under the section of the web relating to the board that appoints them.

There are often times various opportunities available, which may correspond with your expertise and/or interest. Terms of office vary from one to three years.

Consider Volunteering

There are as many reasons as there are volunteers. Here are a few:

  • Help guide your community
  • Learn more about your community
  • Meet people
  • Take charge of a project
  • Watch your ideas get implemented
  • Add to your resume
  • Be aware of important events in town

If you are interested in serving on these or other Town Boards, Commissions, or Committees, please complete a Committee Interest Form.