Boards, Committees & Commissions

  1. Board of Selectmen

    (ELECTED) Selectmen are elected by the voters in March. The Board of Selectmen acts as the executive branch of Town Government and it carries out the policies and laws set forth by the legislative body. The Board also has other specifically assigned roles and powers as set out in State Statutes.

  2. Budget Committee

    (ELECTED) Members are elected by the voters in March. The Committee reviews the annual budget submission of the Board of Selectmen and the School Board of SAU 67, makes adjustments, and presents a recommended annual budget for a vote at the annual Town Meeting.

  3. Business Development Commission

    (APPOINTED) Members are appointed by the Selectmen. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Board of Selectmen on issues affecting economic development and to establish a process for long range economic development.

  4. Capital Improvements Plan Committee

    (APPOINTED) Citizen members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. School Board, Selectmen, and Budget Committee representatives are selected by those groups. The Capital Improvements Plan, known by the acronym CIP, links local infrastructure investments with master plan goals, land use ordinances, and economic development.

  5. Conservation Commission

    (APPOINTED) Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The mission of the Bow Conservation Commission is to enhance the natural environment of Bow. The Commission is established in accordance with RSA 36-A.

  6. Drinking Water Protection Committee

    (APPOINTED) Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Bow Drinking Water Protection Committee was formed to oversee the development of the Town’s 2006 Source Water Protection Plan (SWPP) for the Town's municipal public water systems

  7. Heritage Commission

    (APPOINTED) Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The mission of the Bow Heritage Commission is to research, identify, receive, preserve, protect, display and education our citizens about the Town of Bow’s Cultural and Historical Resources and to advise and assist the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, other agencies, organizations, and boards on matters affecting these resources.

  8. Planning Board

    (APPOINTED) Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Planning Board is established in accordance with RSA 674 and oversees land development, zoning, and related regulations.

  9. Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

    (APPOINTED) Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Committee serves as a sounding board for the community for matters dealing with recycling and solid waste.

  10. Zoning Board of Adjustment

    The Zoning Board of Adjustment is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to hear requests for Variances to the Zoning Ordinance due to hardship in the land and Special Exceptions for the specific Uses for the land.