Committees & Boards

 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087



Board of Selectmen 
Directions

4 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

432-7732

965-1233



Membership Details

While the members of the Board of Selectmen are not generally available in the Administrative offices during the course of the business day, any concerns or questions can be addressed by the Administrative staff and/or the Town Administrator, David Sullivan. If listed in the local telephone directory, the Selectmen may be reached at their homes.

Members of the Board of Selectmen are elected by the voters. Anyone interested in running is encouraged to Email the Town Clerk for more information about the candidacy filing period, which takes place in January, and is subject to a deadline.

History of Governance

Since its incorporation, the Town of Windham and its residents have been served by dedicated members of the community, giving generously of their time and expertise to the betterment of the town. With the exception of the first three years after the granting of our charter, the Windham Board of Selectmen always consisted of 3 elected members. It was not until over 240 years later, in 1987, that the growth in town prompted the Annual Town Meeting to increase the Board’s membership to five.

Responsibilities

Although the configuration of the Board has undergone changes, the duties and responsibilities it is charged with have varied very little through the years. The addition to the staff of our Town Administrator in 1988 has lessened the burden on the Board in - among other things - managing the day to day operations of the Town, as well as preparation of budgetary matters and oversight of personnel issues, however it has not removed these responsibilities entirely. Working in cooperation with the Town Administrator, Department Heads, employees, residents, and a host of others, the primary objective of the Board remains the oversight and management of the Town’s financial, departmental, and community affairs


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
McLeod, Ross Chairman   432-7732
Simmons, Jennifer Member   432-7732
Hohenberger, Roger Member   432-7732
Desilets, Joel Member   432-7732
Breton, Bruce Vice-Chairman   432-7732

3 North Lowell Rd
Community Development Offices
Windham, NH 03087

3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

432-3806

432-7362



3 N Lowell
Community Development Offices
Windham, NH 03087

Conservation Commission
3 N Lowell Road
Windham, NH 03087

432-3806

432-7362



Membership

Membership of the Commission consists of 5 regular and 3 alternate members appointed by the Board of Selectmen. All appointments, except those made to fill an unexpired term, are for 3 years, and expire in June. Any resident interested in volunteering their time as a member of the Conservation Commission is encouraged to contact the Town Administrator.  

Responsibilities

The Commission deals primarily with issues such as wetland and aquifer protection and the review of subdivision plans for compliance. Persons interested in meeting with the Commission should contact the Conservation Secretary at (603) 432-3806.



Directions

3 N Lowell Road
Community Development Offices
Windham, NH 03087

3 N Lowell Road
Community Development Offices
Windham, NH 03087

432-3806

432-7362

Link: Zoning Board of Adjustment Page

The Zoning Board

The Zoning Board is comprised of five elected members and three alternate members as appointed by the Board of Adjustment. The candidacy filing period for regular positions takes place in January, and is subject to a deadline. For more information on how to register your candidacy for an elected board or commission in Windham, please contact the 
Town Clerk.

Responsibilities

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) deals primarily with requests for variances from the Town’s zoning regulations. 

Contact Us

Persons interested in meeting with the ZBA should contact the Board of Adjustment Administrator at 603-432-3806.




RT 111 Beautification Sub-Committee 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Letizio, Al Chairman    
Berni, Anthony Member    
DeLuca, Bill Member    
Simmons, Jennifer Member, BOS Member    
Yennaco, Jay Member    

BOSTAC Sub-Committee on Improving Web Site Access 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Formed on March 12th by the Board of Selectmen to address concerns about the new town Web Site, Accessibility and ease of use.

Made up of Nine members, to include Members of the Technical Advisory Committee.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
DeLong, Eric Chair  

Cable Advisory Board 

Cable Studio
3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087

434-0300


Link: Cable Home Page

WCTV Windham Community Television
WCTV is a community driven organization.  We rely on our dedicated volunteers for meeting coverage, and original programming.  WCTV includes 3 local channels available to Comcast subscribers in Windham, New Hampshire. 

Channel 20: Government 
Channel 21: Public Access & Local Programming 
Channel 30: Community Bulletin Board
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Case, Margaret Chairman 434-0300
Hart, Leo Vice Chairman    
Coish, Barbara Member    
Coole, Robert Member    
Griffin, Mary Member    
Hohenberger, Roger BOS Liaison    
Breton, Bruce BOS Alt. Liaison    

Capital Improvement Committee 

3 N Lowell Road
Windham, NH 03087


Link: Town Department Web Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Gustafson, Rob Chair    
McLeod, Ross Board of Selectmen Alternate    
DiFruscia, Kathleen Secretary, Planning Board    
Gogumalla, Neelima Citizen Member    
Toubia, Gabe Planning Board Member    
Simmons, Jennifer Board of Selectmen Member    
Senibaldi, Dennis School Board Member    
Breton, Rob School Board Alternate Member    

Cemetery Trustees 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Responsibilities

Consisting of 3 elected members, the Trustees of the Windham Cemeteries are charged with oversight of the cemeteries, sale and maintenance of grave lots, and coordination of interments. The Trustees operate in accordance with State statute, and adhere to their own adopted by-laws, as well. Any questions pertaining to burials, historical cemetery documents, and the like should be referred to the Trustees.

General Cemetery Information

View the document, Brief History of the Windham Cemeteries (PDF).


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Devlin, Wendi Chairman 432-7732
Coish, Barbara Member  
Moeckel, Bruce Member  

Depot Advisory Committee 

3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087

432-7732


Link: Committee Page

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Samsel, Mark Chairman    
Forde, Dick Resident Member    
Hohenberger, Roger Selectman    
Mangan, John Member    
McCartney, Jack Highway Agent  
Morris, Wayne Member    
Sullivan, David Member 432-7732

Economic Development Committee 
Directions

3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

432-3806

432-7362


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Garfield, Gary Chair   432-3806
Walker, Lisa Member   432-3806
Fredette, George Member   432-3806
Macoul, Clare Member   432-3806
Magnuson, Melissa Member   432-3806
Shea, Nick Member   432-3806
Morris, Donna Member    
Toubia, Gabe Member    
St. Laurent, Kristi Planning Board Liaison   432-3806
Desilets, Joel BOS Liaison   432-3806
Simmons, Jennifer BOS Alternate Liaison   432-3806
Jacoby, Mitchell Alternate Member    

Forestry Committee 
Directions

3 North Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

432-3806

432-7362



Membership
Any resident interested in volunteering their time as a member of the Committee is encouraged to Email the Town Administrator.  
Committee members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and the membership is comprised of 5 Regular members. 2 are members of the Conservation Commission, and the remaining 3 are residents of the Town.

The Windham Forestry Committee was established in 2014 by the Board of Selectmen following an affirmative Town Meeting vote to create a Town Forest comprised of various town-owned parcels as authorized under RSA 31:110. As established, this Forest encompasses the following 6 parcels of Town Conservation Land located in the area of Bayberry Road: 25-R-7010, 25-R-8000, 25-R-7025, 25-R-103, 25-R-6500, and 25-R-6000A. Collectively, these parcels comprise approximately 201.4 acres.

Establishment

The Windham Forestry Committee was established in 2014 by the Board of Selectmen following an affirmative Town Meeting vote to create a Town Forest comprised of various town-owned parcels as authorized under RSA 31:110. As established, this Forest encompasses the following 6 parcels of Town Conservation Land located in the area of Bayberry Road: 25-R-7010, 25-R-8000, 25-R-7025, 25-R-103, 25-R-6500, and 25-R-6000A. Collectively, these parcels comprise approximately 201.4 acres.

You may view a map of the area, the Map Street Outline (PDF). At the March 2017 Town Meeting, by-laws were adopted for the management of the Forest, you may view the Management of the Forest By-Laws (PDF).

Responsibilities

The Forestry Committee is responsible for the management of the Town Forest and, as required in NH RSA 31:111, performs the following functions:

  • Develops a Forestry Management Plan.
  • Encourages the proper management of the timber, firewood, and other natural resources associated with the Forest through plantings, timber stand improvements, thinning, harvesting, reforestation, and other multiple use programs consistent with an approved Forest Management Plan.
  • Identifies and pursues Federal, State, and other grants and funding for the purposes of managing and maintaining the Town Forest.

Town Forest Stewardship Plan

The town is interested in a multiple use concept for its forested properties. This concept includes recreation, wildlife habitat, soil and water conservation and sound long term sustainable timber management. One of the many benefits that can be derived from long-term sustained yield forestry is the generation of periodic revenue from timber harvests.

Far more important is that responsible timber harvesting also encourages the growth of quality trees that remain after the harvest as well as the establishment and or release of tree regeneration, in order to grow tomorrow’s forest beneath the forest of today. Forest management can also be beneficial to wildlife in that harvesting has the potential to create browse from sprouting cut trees as well as provide cover for wildlife as the seedling trees develop into saplings.

View the Town's Forest Stewardship Plan (PDF) and Soils Addendum (PDF).



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Rice, Wanda Chair    
Babineau, Norman Vice Chair    
Finn, James Conservation Commission Member    
Fricchione, Jim Member    
McFarland, Brian Conservation Commission Member    

Highway Safety Committee 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Responsibilities

The Highway Safety Committee is comprised of various town Department Heads and four (4) citizens at large. The Committee meets once a month, when necessary, and is charged with ensuring the safety of the Town of Windham's roadways through  review and discussion of issues and subsequent recommendations made to the Board of Selectmen for implementation/placement of signage, repairs and maintenance, striping, and the like.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Sharpe, Thomas Chairman    
Coole, Robert Resident Member    
Geha, Mike Resident Member    
Gregory, Dick Planning Director  
Lewis, Gerry Police Chief  
McCartney, Jack Highway Dept.  
McPherson, Thomas Fire Chief  

Joint Loss Management Committee 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Responsibilities

As part of the New Hampshire Department of Labor Rules, a Joint Loss Management Committee (JLMC) is intended to bring labor and management together as a collaborative team to promote health and safety practices that protects their workforce.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Robertson, Pat Chairman, Staff (Fire Union)    
Senibaldi, Dennis Vice Chair    
Haas, Cheryl Secretary, Staff (Non-Union)    
Bottai, Nicole Member    
Simmons, Jennifer BOS Member    
Van Hirtum, Chris Staff Member (Police Union)    
Zins, Jennifer Staff Member    
Vacant Seat, Management (Vacant)    

Local Energy Committee 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087

432-7732


Responsibilities

The Local Energy Committee’s primary role is to advise and assist the Town and its residents on reducing their energy usage and costs. Persons interested in meeting with the Board should contact Dave Sullivan at 603-432-7732.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Kovacs, Mark Chairman    
Manzo, Pat Member    
Serian, Peter Member    
Tousignant, Peter Member    
Misiewicz, Michael Member    
McCartney, Jack Staff Member    

Recreation Committee 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Gill, Jason Committee Chair   965-1208
Lucas, Mark     965-1208
Lodhi, Khadija     965-1208
Curto, Dave     965-1208
Chang, Alberto     965-1208

Records Retention Committee 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bottai,, Nicole Chairman    
Case, Margaret Member    
Coole, Bob Town Treasurer    
Demone, Doreen Member    
DiFruscia, Kathleen Member    
Hardy, Jennifer Member    
Popovici-Muller, Daniel Finance Director    
Robertson, Ruth Tax Collector    
Suech, Julie Staff Community Development    

Searles School & Chapel Trustees 
Directions

3 Chapel Road
Windham, NH 03087

3 N Lowell Road
Windham, NH 03087

432-7732

965-1234


Membership

Membership consists of 7 to 9 Trustees appointed to 3 year terms by the Board of Selectmen. Residents interested in volunteering their time to the Trustees are encouraged to Email the Town Administrator.

Responsibilities

Formerly known as the Historical Commission, the Searles School and Chapel Trustees were established in 1975 by the Board of Selectmen to preserve, protect, and facilitate the restoration of the historic Searles School and Chapel.

Today, thanks to the efforts of past and present Trustees, the support of the community, and the generosity of countless donors, the building is available to rent for a variety of events and functions such as weddings, graduations, or business meetings. We encourage you to visit the Searles School and Chapel website for more information on the history of the building, Edward F. Searles himself, or to learn how to book your next event with our Building Coordinator.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Griffin, Peter Chairman    
Linnemann, Fred Vice-Chairman    
Dunn, Betty Secretary    
Dennehy, Roy      
Mazalewski, Mike Member    
Mentuck, John Member    
Spooner, Maureen Member    
Spooner, Maureen Member    
Mazalewski, Mike Member    

Technical Advisory Committee 

Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087


Membership

The TAC as established by the BOS shall consist of four resident members, the IT
Director, and a member of the Board of Selectmen.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
DeLong, Eric IT Director, Chair  
Desilets, Joel BOS Liaison    
Heidenblad, Carl Director, Nesmith Library    
Borcoche, Jacques Member    
Capiello, Greg Member    

Trustees of the Windham Museum 
Directions

3 N Lowell Road
Windham, NH 03087

1 Heritage Hill Road
Windham, NH 03087


Link: Trustees of the Windham Museum Page

Membership Details

The Trustees of the Windham Museum are comprised of five individuals appointed by the Board of Selectmen to three year terms. Residents interested in volunteering their time as a Museum Trustee are encouraged to contact the Town Administrator. 

The Trustees are charged with the development and oversight of the Town Museum. The Museum is located in the historic Armstrong Building at 3 North Lowell Road, and will house purchased, recovered, and donated artifacts of Windham's past.



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Manthorne, Jean Chariperson    
Root, Dennis      
Pynn, Carol      
Saffie, Derek      
Williams, Wendy      
Coole, Bob Alternate    
Farmer, Diane Alternate    

HDC/HCC 

3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

Windham, NH 03087

965-1200

965-1234


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Farmer, Frank Chairman    
Pynn, Carol Vice Chairman    
Griffin, Peter Member    
Simmons, Jennifer BOS Liaison    
Williams, Wendy Member    
Noel, Peter Alternate    
Speidel, Michael Alternate    

Village Center District 

Community Development Offices
3 North Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

Community Development Offices
3 N Lowell Rd
Windham, NH 03087

432-3806

965-1234




Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Wrenn, Sy Chair    
St. Laurent, Kristi Vice-Chair    
Nickerson, Chris Secretary    
Donovan, Bev WEDC Representative    
Kopec, Nancy HDC Representative    
McCarthy, Chris VCD Landowner Representative    
Dubay, Karl Citizen at Large    
Partington, Tracey Citizen at Large    
Griffin, Peter TBD    

Supervisors of the Checklist 
Directions

3 N Lowell Road
Windham, NH 03087

434-5075

425-6582


Link: Supervisors of the Checklist Page



Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bates, David      
Griffin, Mary      
Mashimo, Eillen