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 first Thursdays at 6 pm., unless otherwise noticed on the events calendar. The public access credentials for remote meetings of the Planning Board 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) 2021
Gary Jewell (Signing Secretary) 2022
Grace Fuller 2022
 Paul Potter 2021
Elaine Chick 2023
Michael Cahalane (Selectmen’s Rep)  
Mark Hempton (Alternate, LRPC Rep)  

Upcoming Events

Tue, 20 Apr 2021
9:00 am Select Board Public Hearing to accept donated funds over $10k
9:15 am Select Board Mtg
1:30 pm BoS Meeting with Road Contractor
Tue, 27 Apr 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
Sat, 1 May 2021
9:00 am Supervisors of Checklist in Modular Bldg
Mon, 3 May 2021
6:30 pm Conservation Commission, at Effingham Historic Society Building
Tue, 4 May 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
Thu, 6 May 2021
6:00 pm Planning Board Remote Mtg
Sun, 9 May 2021
Mother's Day
Mon, 10 May 2021
7:00 pm Historic District Commission
Tue, 11 May 2021
11:00 am Town Elections Voting 11am - 7pm
Wed, 12 May 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session