Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Newburyport Boards/Commissions

Openings on the Council on Aging and the Zoning Board of Appeals

Newburyport—Mayor Donna Holaday is accepting letters of interest and resumes from residents interested in serving on Newburyport’s boards and commissions.  The following have openings for those interested in volunteering their time:

Council on Aging (COA)

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

The mission of the Newburyport Council on Aging is to advocate for older adults, to identify their needs, to develop and implement services and programs to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum independence, and to improve their quality of life. Board members assist greatly in this effort. For more information, please visit: 

The ZBA considers petitions to develop property and provide relief, where appropriate, from literal application of State and local zoning laws.  The ZBA must balance the property rights of the applicant and the interests of neighboring property owners and the City as a whole.  Membership for the Zoning Board of Appeals should be based on experience and whenever possible include: an architect or landscape architect, an engineer, a realtor or developer, an affordable housing specialist, an environmental planner and an attorney.  For more information, please visit:

Members must be residents of the City. Meetings are generally held once a month.

Qualified residents should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Mayor’s Office, City Hall, 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, ATTN: Donna Musumeci. All appointments are voluntary and unpaid positions.