City Board Opportunities

GET ON BOARD with the City of St. Albans!

There is a lot happening in the City.  Be a part of it!  We are looking for candidates for upcoming vacancies on three important volunteer boards.

The Design Advisory Board plays an important role in the permitting process and provides special opinions on the architecture and aesthetics of proposed development in the City's Design Review Districts.  The City Council is looking for candidates familiar with design, architecture and construction.  The DAB currently meets on 4th Mondays at 6:30 PM.  During these meetings, DAB members hear proposals from permit applicants and provide recommendations in a collaborative atmosphere.

The Historic Preservation Commission plays a critical role in preserving our City’s knowledge of its historic resources.  The HPC’s objectives include updating and maintaining the City’s surveys and inventories of historic properties, providing input on properties nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, and assisting other City officials in matters related to historic preservation.  The HPC meets quarterly on Tuesdays at 6 PM as needed.

The City is looking for a representative to serve on the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.  NRPC serves Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.  As the City’s regional commissioner, you would take part in determining NRPC’s annual work program and budget; confirming the planning process and approving the local plans of member municipalities; adopting regional plans and policies; and working with regional staff on special projects and studies.  The regional commission meets on last Wednesdays at 7 PM.

More information is available at the Boards Webpage.

If you are interested, please get in touch as soon as possible!  Please contact Chip Sawyer, Director of Planning & Development, (802) 752-2156,

All interested parties will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to contact us.

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