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


Term Expirations for 2021:

Term Expiration Board First Name Last Name Appointed  By
10/6/2021 Human Rights Commission Pedro  Vazquez Councilor Pride
10/6/2021 Human Rights Commission Colleen Jones-Turner Councilor Lewis
10/6/2021 Human Rights Commission Ravi Koil Councilor Leighton
10/6/2021 Human Rights Commission Jade Rose SanGiovanni Council Appt - 1 year term
10/20/2021 Arts & Historic Preservation Committee Hannah Holmes Councilor Pride
10/20/2021 Arts & Historic Preservation Committee Kathryn DiPhilippo Council Appt/South Portland Historical Society
10/20/2021 Arts & Historic Preservation Committee Mark  Wiesendanger Councilor Lewis
11/20/2021 Conservation Commission Barbara  Dee Councilor Lewis
11/20/2021 Conservation Commission Heather Thompson Councilor Leighton
12/3/2021 Board of Health Bridget O'Connor City Council
12/31/2021 Affordable Housing Committee Mike Hulsey SPHA/City Council
12/31/2021 Affordable Housing Committee Shahida Keen Planning Board Member/City Council
12/31/2021 Affordable Housing Committee Patrick Hess Private sector housing developer - Council Appt

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