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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Volunteers Needed!


The Town of Bow is seeking volunteers on the following Boards, Committees and Commissions:

Drinking Water Protection Committee

The Bow Drinking Water Protection Committee was formed by the Board of Selectmen on May 10, 2005 to oversee the development of the Town’s 2006 Source Water Protection Plan (SWPP) for the Town's municipal public water systems.

  • 5:30 p.m. - 1st or 2nd Monday each month, six or more times per year

Business Development Commission

The Business Development Commission was formally established (as the Industrial Development Commission) in 1978 by warrant article. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Select Board on issues affecting economic development and to establish a process for long range economic development.

  • 7:30 a.m. - 1st Wednesday every month

Heritage Commission

The Mission of the Bow Heritage Commission is to: research, identify, receive, preserve, protect, display and educate our citizens about the Town of Bow's Cultural and Historical Resources; and to advise and assist the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, other agencies, organizations, and boards on matters affecting these resources.

  • 9:00 a.m. - 2nd Tuesday of each month

Planning Board

New Hampshire statutes (RSA 674:1, 5, 35, and 43) establish the duties of the Planning Board.
 Among the duties are the responsibility to prepare and administer land development regulations such as subdivision regulations and site plan review regulations. Prepare and update the Town Master Plan. Prepare recommendations for amendments to the zoning ordinance and zoning map. Prepare recommendations for programs for municipal development, programs for the erection of public structures, and programs for municipal improvements.

  • 7 p.m. - 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month from October to February; 
  • Every 3rd Thursday for the rest of the year; 

Recycling and Solid Waste Committee

The Committee serves as a sounding board for the community for matters dealing with recycling and solid waste.

  • 7:30 p.m. - 1st Tuesday of each month

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) consists 10 Members, 5 Regular and 5 Alternates, who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen to hear requests for Special Exceptions and Variances to the Zoning Ordinance due to hardship in the land and Special Exceptions for the specific Uses for the land. 
 The ZBA will also hear all appeals of Administrative Decisions made by the Code Enforcement Office/Building Inspector as well as Equitable Waivers of Distribution.  

  • 7:30 - 11 p.m. - 3rd Tuesday of every month


For more information, please visit or you can contact the Town Manager’s Office at 603-223-3910.

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