City Boards & Committees

Information about each of the City's committees & boards can be found on the pages to the left.  On each committee page you will find current members, agendas, and minutes and a link to apply for the committee. 

Applying to a Board/Committee
The City Clerk's office is accepting applications to serve on a City Board/Committee.  
Interested persons are encouraged to fill out an application online or in person at the City Clerk's office located at City Hall during normal business hours.  Applications on file are regularly sent to the City Councilors who then reach out to applicants to discuss serving on committees.  The Council votes on appointments to the boards and committees at the regular City Council meetings. 

For most Boards, City Councilors may appoint from anywhere in the City as long as there is no more than a certain amount of representation from any one district.  Not sure which district you live in?  Open the street directory and look up your address to see.  


Board & Committee Members - Policies & Orientation
All appointed committee members must take the oath of office before the City Clerk, and must complete Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) training within 30 days of taking office. A copy of the Board & Committee Member Welcome Packet issued to all board and committee members, containing policies and resource information, is given to all new committee members (amended July 27, 2021).  

Current vacancies that need to be filled
Current vacancies appear on each City Council Meeting Agenda under the Appointment Calendar

 

City Committee  Position Appointed By Term End Date
Arts & Historic Preservation Committee Resident District 4 Councilor 10/20/2023
Arts & Historic Preservation Committee Resident District 5 Councilor 10/20/2022
Board of Appeals Resident District 2 Councilor 7/23/2024
Board of Appeals Resident At-Large Councilor (Bruzgo) 7/23/2024
Board of Assessment Review Resident At-Large Councilor (Bruzgo) 12/31/2023
Civil Service Commission District 2 Resident District 2 Councilor 3/1/2025
Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee District 2 Resident District 2 Councilor 10/1/2024
Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee District 5 Resident District 5 Councilor 10/1/2022
Landcare Management Advisory Committee Arborist/Landscape Professional City Council 1/30/2023
Open Space Acquisition Committee Resident District 3 Councilor 9/30/2022
Open Space Acquisition Committee Resident District 4 Councilor 9/30/2022
Open Space Acquisition Committee Resident At-Large Councilor (Bruzgo) 10/1/2023
Planning Board Resident District 5 Councilor 3/31/2023
Transit Advisory Committee District 3 Resident District 3 Councilor 10/1/2023
Waste Reduction Committee Resident District 1 Councilor 5/5/2023
Waste Reduction Committee Resident District 3 Councilor 5/5/2022
Waste Reduction Committee Resident District 5 Councilor 5/5/2023
       
External Committees:      
Long Creek Watershed Management District Board of Directors Private Participating Landowner City Council 2/14/2022

 

Term Expirations for 2021:

Board Name Position Appointed By First Name Last Name Term End 
Human Rights Commission Youth Representative City Council Jade Rose SanGiovanni 10/5/2021
Human Rights Commission District 3 District 3 Councilor Pedro Vazquez 10/5/2021
Human Rights Commission District 2 District 2 Councilor Colleen Jones-Turner 10/5/2021
Human Rights Commission District 1 District 1 Councilor Ravi Koil 10/5/2021
Arts & Historic Preservation Committee District 2 District 2 Councilor Mark Wiesendanger 10/19/2021
Arts & Historic Preservation Committee District 3 District 3 Councilor Hannah Holmes 10/19/2021
Arts & Historic Preservation Committee South Portland Historical Society City Council Kathryn DiPhilippo 10/19/2021
Conservation Commission Resident District 2 Councilor Barbara Dee 11/19/2021
Conservation Commission Resident District 1 Councilor Heather Thompson 11/19/2021
Board of Health Resident City Council Bridget O'Connor 12/2/2021
Affordable Housing Committee Private-Sector Housing Developer City Council Patrick Hess 12/30/2021
Affordable Housing Committee Planning Board Member City Council Shahida Keen 12/30/2021
Affordable Housing Committee South Portland Housing Authority City Council Mike Hulsey 12/30/2021

 
Regional Boards & Committees

The South Portland City Council also makes appointments to regional and citizen boards and commissions that seek representatives from South Portland.  These appointments are made as vacancies occur and annually in January at a City Council meeting.   While the  City Council makes appointments to these boards, they are not city committees governed by City ordinances.  These boards and commissions are listed below.

Waterfront Alliance
Opportunity Alliance
Trails Advisory Group (TAG)
South Portland Housing Authority
Board of Harbor Commissioners
Long Creek Watershed Management District
GPCOG General Assembly
GPCOG Executive Committee
GPCOG Regional Voice Committee
GPCOG Metro Regional Coalition
Jetport Noise Advisory Committee
SPHS Middle School Building Committee
PACTS Policy Board
PACTS Regional Transportation Advisory Committee
PACTS Transportation Improvement Program Committee
PACTS Regional Traffic Management System Committee
ecomaine Board of Directors
Maine Services Center Coalition
MMA Legislative Policy Committee


                                        Portland Water District
South Portland and Cape Elizabeth residents elect two members to the Portland Water District Board of Trustees to represent South Portland/Cape Elizabeth.  These members serve five year terms.

Portland Water District