Board Openings

If you are interested in serving on one of the following boards, please fill out, sign and return the Boards and Committees Application to the Town Clerk's office. If you are already a member and seek re-appointment, please use the Update Form.

The enabling ordinance for a standard committee is viewable at: Municipal Code, Chapter 31, Boards and Committees.

Bar Harbor Town Council appointment policy is viewable at: Town Council Policies, Appointment Policy.

Applications are accepted until the membership is full, except the (re) appointments annually in July. 


All appointed and re-appointed members must be sworn in by the Town Clerk's office prior to participating in any meeting. 

In addition, the Town of Bar Harbor requires all members participate in taking the online Ethics Ordinance training.  The training is a brief list of multiple choice questions on the Ethics Ordinance to assist members in determining if a member has a conflict of interest in accordance with State statute and Town Code, if the question should arise by the board or public.


Board Vacancies

- The annual board and committee appointments will be nominated at the next Town Council meeting, July 18th.  If you are interested in any of the openings below, please complete an application and return it to the Town Clerk's office by July 5th.  Appointments Committee will begin interviews July 6th.

Appeals Board
Two members with expiring terms of July 2020
One associate member with expiring term of July 2019

Assessment Review Board
One member with expiring term of July 2018
One member with expiring term of July 2019
Two members with expiring term of July 2020

Communication Technology Task Force
One member of the public

Conservation Commission
One member with expiring term of July 2019
Two members with expiring term of July 2020

Cruise Ship Committee
One Acadia National Park Representative with expiring term of July 2020
One Tour Bus Company Representative with expiring term of July 2020
One Taxi Tours Representative with expiring term of July 2020
One Downtown Business Representative with expiring term of July 2020

Design Review Board
One member with expiring term of July 2019
Three members with expiring terms of July 2020

Harbor Committee
Two members with expiring terms of July 2020

Housing Authority
One Tenant-at-Large Representative with expiring term of July 2020
One executive board member with expiring term of July 2022

Marine Resources Committee
Three members with expiring terms of July 2020

Parking & Traffic Committee
One member with expiring term of July 2018
Three members with expiring terms of July 2019

Parks & Recreation Committee
Two members with expiring terms of July 2020

Planning Board
Two members with expiring terms of July 2020

Task Force on Aging
One member with an expiring term of July 2020

Recycling Task Force
One member with expiring term of July 2019
One member with expiring term of July 2020

Parking Solutions Task Force
One member with expiring term of July 2018
Two members with expiring terms of July 2020
One Acadia National Park Representative with expiring term of July 2020



Updated June 19, 2017