Opening on the Board of Community Development & Planning

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The Town of Athol is seeking Athol residents to join the Town of Athol’s Board of Planning and Community Development (BPCD).  The Committee currently has a vacancy and we welcome a new member in order to achieve a full seven-member board.  The Board of Planning & Community Development meets to discuss all matters concerning the physical, economic and environmental development of the Town. The BPCD’s responsibilities include:

  • Prepare a comprehensive/master plan (MGL c 41 §81D)
  • Propose, review, hold hearings and make recommendations on zoning bylaw changes (text & map)
  • Review and act on subdivisions - preliminary & definitive plans (MGL c. 41, § 81K-81GG)
  • Review and sign Approval Not Required (ANR) plans
  • Review & act on Site Plan Reviews/Approvals

Members are appointed by the Athol Town Manager.  For more information, please contact Eric R. Smith, AICP, Director of Planning and Community Development, at (978) 575-0301 ext. 300 or   

If you are interested, please submit your letter of interest by 5:00p.m., Monday, November 14th to:


     Eric R. Smith, AICP, Director of Community & Economic Development

     Town of Athol

     584 Main Street, Room 29

     Athol, MA 01331

 Or letters may be sent via email at