Volunteering in Raymond
Raymond is a community that relies heavily on its residents who serve on many boards and committees. Some positions are elected by the voters on Election Day in March. Some are appointed by the Board of Selectmen (our Governing body). And some are Community based groups who work on specific annual events. Without this group of very dedicated and hard working volunteers, it would be difficult for Raymond to conduct much of its business and community activities.
Each year on Election day in March, voters go to the polls to elect fellow residents to positions such as the Board of Selectmen, School Board, Budget Committee, Planning Board, Ethics Committee and others (see list below). Most positions are for 3 year terms. You may run for these offices by filing your intent to run during the January filing period (typically the last week in January leading up to the deliberative session) with the Town Clerk's Office, during regular business hours. Each year there is at least one office available for each of these committees.
Board and Committee Appointments
Raymond has a variety of boards and committees that are appointed by the Select Board. For appointed committees, applicants must attend three meetings of the board or committee and submit the application form below to the Town Manager's Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will be contacted by the office to schedule a brief interview with the Board. After that, you will be notified of your appointment status, and can begin serving if appointed at the next regular meeting of the committee or board to which you were appointed.
Most committees meet once per month, however some meet more frequently and it is always a good idea to check their schedule in advance to ensure you can make the meeting days and times that are part of the regular schedule. If you are interested in viewing a meeting, most are televised on our local cable channel 22 and streamed on raymondtv.viebit.com
Community Based Committees & Organizations
These committees and organizations, while not formally sanctioned by the Governing Body (Board of Selectmen) serve an extremely important role in our community. They focus on specific events and activities and provide the support and people power need to make them happen. Without them, Raymond would loose many of its popular events.
All Elected & Appointed volunteers are required to take this Oath of Office
Applicants must attend three meetings of an appointed Board or Committee before applying
Appointed Boards & Committees Elected Boards & Committees
Community Based Organizations School Based Organizations
To learn more about a Board or Committee click on its title