Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Assessment Appeals

The board of Assessment Appeals is a board of members elected by the Town. Members serve a four-year term and may be re-elected for successive terms.

The Board generally meets twice a year in March and September. The March meeting is for Real Estate property and the September meeting is for motor-vehicles. Legal notices of such meetings are published in local area newspapers, on the town website and are on file in the Office of the Town Clerk.

The Board is currently seeking to fill (1) Vacancy, interested candidates can reach out to Preston Republican Town Committee Chair, Cindy Dupointe,  to seek party endorsement. (You do not need to be on the RTC for the Committee to endorse you). Or Preston Democratic Town Committee Chair, Nick Vegliante, at npvdtc@gmail.com
For any additional questions, please reach out to Cindy Palmer at 860-887-5581 Ext. 107 and she will assure a member of the board reaches out to you.

Posted 3/25/22

Volunteers Needed to be an Alternate on the Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses of the State of Connecticut are an indispensable, irreplaceable, and fragile natural resource with which the citizens of the State have been endowed.

Section 22a-36 of the CGS, to provide “an orderly process to balance the need for the economic growth of the state and the use of its land with the need to protect its environment and ecology in order to forever guarantee to the people of the state, the safety of such natural resources for their benefit and enjoyment and for the benefit and enjoyment of generations yet unborn.”

The purpose of the Town of Preston Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC) is to protect the citizens of the State of Connecticut and Town of Preston by making provisions for the protection, preservation, maintenance and use of the inland wetlands and watercourses.

The regularly scheduled meetings are the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Preston Town Hall. 

If interested, please contact the IWWC office at Town of Preston 860-887-5581 X118 or blittle@preston-ct.org

SCWA Representatives for Advisory Board

Preston seeks Two Representatives for Southeastern CT Water Authority (SCWA) Representative Advisory Board.   This Board meets at least quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul & Oct) – usually the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.   If you are interested in serving the community, for more information and contact Town Hall at 860-887-5581 ext. 101 or direct questions to Leigh Pappas at lpappas@preston-ct.org.

Preston Board of Finance Vacancy

The Preston Board of Finance is seeking a volunteer to serve as an alternate member on the Board. The qualification for this position is that the selected person be a citizen and elector in the Town of Preston. The Board of Finance is responsible for preparing the annual town budget, both for the general government and the Board of Education.  We also schedule and present the budget to the Town, obtaining the citizens’ approval and followed by monitoring the budget expenditures. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.
If you have an interest in serving on this Board, please contact 

John Moulson at 860-886-0775.

Preston Conservation & Agricultural Commission (CAC) Vacancy

The CAC typically meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30pm, except for the May meeting which is on the third week in the month and there is no December meeting,
The Regular Meeting Schedule for 2021 as well as past minutes can be located on the CAC page from the town website.
The CAC regulations shall apply to any land or interest in land, acquired by the Town of Preston for use as Open Space, including, but not limited to, any interest in land acquired by conservation easement.
The CAC regulations protect the citizens of Preston by making provisions for the protection, preservation, maintenance and use of Open Space by minimizing its disturbance, preventing the loss of wildlife, vegetation and the destruction of natural habitats, and preserving and protecting open space for the natural enjoyment of the citizens of Preston.
Please contact the Town Hall at 860-887-5581, X118 or blittle@preston-ct.org if you are interested in this opportunity.

Representative Advisory Board to
Southeastern CT Water Authority Board

If you have interest in being appointed to the Representative Advisory Board, please read the attached and contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office attention Leigh Pappas at lpappas@preston-ct.org.

Click here: SE CT Representative Advisory Board Description

The Preston Public Library
Where The Past Meets The Future

The Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking residents to join its Board.
Trustees are volunteers charged with establishing library policies,
overseeing the expenditure of funds, the overall operation and management
of the library and are essential to the long-term success of a library.
A significant and exciting revitalization venture was initiated by the Trustees
in 2019 for the Preston Public Library.
Are you interested in becoming a member of an important institution
and contribute to strengthening and expanding the library’s role in the community and advocating for the opportunities it has to offer?

A letter of interest may be sent to Trustees at prestonlibraryboard@gmail.com, mailed or personally delivered to Preston Public Library, 389 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365.
Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the library.
Candidates will be contacted for an interview prior to selection by the Board.

Zoning Board of Appeals

There is an alternate vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals.  This position can be filled by a Republican, Democrat or Independent.  Alternates participate in meetings, but cannot vote except when "seated" (actually taking the place of an absent regular member).  Being an alternate is a good starting place for anyone interested in participating in their local government.  You learn the functions of the Board, procedures, protocol and the limitations of your authority.  The ZBA meets on the second Monday of each month except October when the meeting is on the second Tuesday.  The primary function of the ZBA is to review and approve or reject appeals of zoning enforcement officer decisions where the property owner believes a hardship caused by the land exists.  Please contact John Moulson, current chairman of this Board, at 860-886-0775 if you are interested in being appointed to this position.