Boards & Commissions
The Town of Hamden has over 37 volunteer boards and commissions with over 275 citizen volunteers participating. These boards have been created either by town charter, town ordinance or state statute. They have three, four, five or six-year terms of appointment, created by expiration of appointment, or vacancies created by resignation, moving out of town or death. You can be re-appointed to a board and commission.
For a complete list of Commissions and scheduled meetings for the year 2020, please refer to the follow schedules.
How to Apply
Write a letter of interest addressed to:
Vera A. Morrison, Town Clerk
Hamden Government Center
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Please attach a current resume of your life’s experience, work and education as well as any civic activities you have participated in Hamden or elsewhere. In short, a thumbnail sketch of yourself. If you do not have a resume, include this information in your letter.
Upon receiving your letter, the resume is forwarded to the Mayor for consideration of appointment. Per Hamden Charter 5-5: "The Mayor shall nominate an individual and submit the nomination to the Legislative Council, which shall approve or disapprove the Mayor’s selection." Sending in a resume does not guarantee a seat on a commission.
You must be a resident elector of the town of Hamden; i.e., a registered voter in Hamden to participate per the Town Charter.
Current vacancies / open positions on Hamden's Boards and Commissions can be viewed here: Vacancy List as of 01-21-2021
Freedom of Information
Under Connecticut Freedom of information law, the public is entitled to obtain records and attend meetings of all public agencies - with certain limited exemptions:
- Meetings must be open to the public, except certain limited situations.
- You may inspect public records during regular office hours. However, copies, printouts and transcripts should be requested in writing.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas and minutes of Hamden’s Boards and Commissions are available in the Town Clerk’s office. Agendas are available 24 hours prior to the meeting, and minutes should be available 7 days after the public meeting.
If you have any questions concerning your rights under the Freedom of Information Act, contact the Freedom of Information Commission.