Boards and Commissions

General Information

The Town of Hamden has over 37 volunteer boards and commissions with over 275 citizen volunteers participating.


These boards have been created either by town charter, town ordinance or state statute. They have three, four, five or six-year terms of appointment, created by expiration of appointment, or vacancies created by resignation, moving out of town or death. You can be re-appointed to a board & commission.


How to Apply:

Write a letter of interest addressed to:

Vera A. Morrison, Town Clerk

Hamden Government Center

2750 Dixwell Avenue

Hamden, CT 06518


Please attach a current resume of your life’s experience, work and education as well as any civic activities you have participated in Hamden or elsewhere.  In short, a thumbnail sketch of yourself.  If you do not have a resume, include this information in your letter.


Upon receipt of your letter, the resume is forwarded to the Mayor for consideration of appointment.  Per Hamden Charter 5-5:  "The Mayor shall nominate an individual and submit the nomination to the Legislative Council, which shall approve or disapprove the Mayor’s selection."


You must be a resident elector of the town of Hamden; i.e., a registered voter in Hamden to participate per the Town Charter.


IMPORTANT: Sending in a resume does not guarantee a seat on a commission.


Freedom of Information
Under Connecticut Freedom of information law, the public is entitled to obtain records and attend meetings of all public agencies – with certain limited exemptions:

1)             Meetings must be open to the public, except certain limited situations.

2)             You may inspect public records during regular office hours.  However, copies, printouts and transcripts should be requested in writing.


Agendas and minutes of Hamden’s Boards & Commissions are available in the Town Clerk’s office.  Agendas are available 24 hours prior to the meeting, and minutes should be available 7 days after the public meeting.


If you have any questions concerning your rights under the Freedom of Information Act, contact:


                    Freedom of Information Commission

                    18-20 Trinity Street

                    Hartford, CT 06106

                    Tel No. (860) 566-5682

                    Toll-Free (CT only) (866) 374-3617

                    Fax No. (860) 566-6474

                    E-Mail:  FOI@PO.STATE.CT.US

                    OR click on:




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Special notice regarding change of Legislative Council & Committee Meetings location for July 27th through September 8th

Boards and Commissions Monthly Meetings 2010  (55 KB) 

Boards and Commissions Yearly Meetings 2010 (47 KB)

 Boards and Commissions by Alpha (click on the individual name of a Board or Commission for mission statement in PDF format).


Arts Commission

Board of Education(48 KB)

Civil Service Commission(32 KB)

Clean and Green Commission (51 KB)

Commission on Disability Rights and Opportunities (69 KB)

Community Development Advisory Commission (54 KB)

Economic Development (29 KB)

Energy Use and Climate Change Commission (57 KB)

Ethics Board (19 KB)

Fair Rent Commission (52 KB)

Farmington Canal Commission (51 KB)

Fire Commission (53 KB)

Historic Properties Commission (103 KB)

Housing Authority (38 KB)

Human Rights and Human Relations Commission 

Human Services Commission (37 KB)

Inland Wetlands Commission (74 KB)

Legislative Council (73 KB)

Library Board (56 KB)

Natural Resources & Open Space Commission (78 KB)

Parks and Recreation Commission (56 KB)

Planning and Zoning Commission (90 KB)

    Planning Section (75 KB)

    Zoning Section (75 KB)

Police Commission (102 KB)

Quinnipiac Valley Health District (49 KB)

Retirement Board (31 KB)

Solid Waste & Recycling Commission (58 KB)

Technology Commission (78 KB)

Traffic Authority (102 KB)

Veterans Commission (68 KB)

Zoning Board of Appeals (72 KB)                                 

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000