Agricultural Commission

PURPOSE AND GOALS: 

Provide a voice for farmers, preserve rural character, promote agriculturally based economic activities, and assist in the protection of agricultural lands within the Town of Hollis.

REGULAR MEETING: 

2nd Thursday of each month; 7:30pm; Town Hall Community Room

MEMBERSHIP:

5 regular and 2 alternate

Criteria for Membership:

Unlike some other boards and committees in Hollis, almost all of the activities of the Agricultural Commission are self-defined.  So, members of the Commission must be proactive in building relationships with members of the agricultural community, and in identifying and enacting initiatives which support the Commission's Mission.

Specific criteria include:

1.  loves living in Hollis, and is committed to contributing to the community;

2.  appreciates the "rural character" of Hollis, and understands the value of promoting agriculture as a way preserving rural character;

3.  willing and able to spend, on average, about 4 hours per week on Commission business, inside and outside of monthly meetings;

4.  has capability to build consensus, solve problems and execute projects while working within a diverse group

5.  experience in the following areas is not necessary, but would be a plus:

            a. agricultural business,

            b. marketing or public relations,

            c. journalism.