Planning Board

NEW RULE: The Effingham Planning Board MUST receive all application documents by email in digital format upon submission. All current forms are in the process of being updated to reflect this necessary requirement.

Meets 1st Thursdays at 6:30 pm. for its regular meeting and 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm for its work session, at the town offices 68 School St. Effingham, unless otherwise noticed on the events calendar. The public access credentials for remote attendance via zoom for meetings can be obtained by emailing the address below by 4pm on a given meeting date.

Contact email: pb.admin (at)


Board Members Term Expires
Theresa Swanick, Chair 2023
George Bull, Vice Chair 2024
Elaine Chick, Signing Secretary 2023
Grace Fuller 2022
 Paul Potter 2024
Gary Jewell 2022
Lenny Espie, Select Board Rep.  
Mark Hempton, Alternate Lakes Region Planning Commission Rep
David Garceau, Alternate  

Upcoming Events

Tue, 22 Jun 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
6:00 pm Supervisors of Checklist in Modular Bldg
Tue, 29 Jun 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
Thu, 1 Jul 2021
6:30 pm Planning Board Mtg
Sun, 4 Jul 2021
Mon, 5 Jul 2021
Independence Day (Observed)
6:30 pm Conservation Commission
Wed, 7 Jul 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
Mon, 12 Jul 2021
7:00 pm Historic District Commission
Tue, 13 Jul 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
6:00 pm Budget Committee
Thu, 15 Jul 2021
6:00 pm Planning Board Work Session - Remote Mtg
6:30 pm Planning Board Work session