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Conservation Commission

Member Responsibilities:

  • Participate in meeting and scheduled site visits.
  • Become familiar with the Wetlands Protection Act and local Wetlands Protection Ordinance.
  • Review applications, reports and plans.

The Conservation Commission is comprised of up to seven members, with a position reserved for a representative from each of Worcester’s five voting districts.

Historical Commission

Member Responsibilities:

  • Participate in meetings.
  • Conduct site visits on their own time.
  • Become familiar with applicable ordinances and regulations.
  • Review applications and plans.

The Historical Commission may have as many as nine members, including a position reserved for each of Worcester’s three local historic districts.

Planning Board

Member Responsibilities:

  • Participate in meetings and scheduled site visits.
  • Become familiar with the Zoning Ordinance, subdivision regulations and applicable land use regulations.
  • Review applications, plans and staff memos.

The Planning Board is comprised of a member from each of Worcester’s five voting districts.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Member Responsibilities:

  • Participate in meetings.
  • Conduct site visits on their own time.
  • Become familiar with the Zoning Ordinance and applicable land use regulations.
  • Review applications, plans and staff memos.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of a member from each of Worcester’s five voting districts, plus two associate members from any district.

Vacancies

If interested, please submit an Online Application to the City of Worcester's Office of Human Resources.

Current Board & Commission Vacancies

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