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.

NOTE: Applications for the two new Planning Board seats created by the ordinance amendment that goes into effect Dec. 16, and for Board of Assessment Review vacancies, are due Dec. 22 for January appointment.



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.

All Board and Committee members should be familiar with the town's Social Media 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 take 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


Age Friendly Committee
One member with term expiring July 2024
One member with term expiring July 2022
One alternate with term expiring July 2022
One alternate with term expiring July 2023

Appeals Board
One member with term expiring July 2022

Board of Assessment Review

One member with term expiring July 2024
One member with term expiring July 2023
One member with term expiring July 2022

Conservation Commission
One members with term expiring July 2024
Two members with terms expiring July 2023

Design Review Board
One member with term expiring July 2023

Housing Authority
One Tenant Commissioner with term expiring July 2024

Parking Solutions Task Force
One member with term expiring July 2024
One member with term expiring July 2022
One Acadia National Park Representative with term expiring July 2023

Planning Board
Two members (effective December 16, 2021)

Updated December 11, 2021