Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed  - Community Preservation Committee (CPC)

The Board of Selectmen seeks volunteers to fill a vacancy on the Community Preservation Committee (CPC).   This is an opportunity to help your town, to learn about its historic preservation, affordable housing, open space preservation and recreational programs and initiatives, and to help determine how to most wisely invest our limited Community Preservation Act funds.

Letters of interest should be addressed to Select Board Chair James Craig and sent to Peggy Elder, Administrative Assistant in the Selectmen’s Office, elderp@lincolntown.org .  For information or an application, please visit the Town website:  www.lincolntown.org or call the Selectmen’s Office at (781) 259-2601.

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Housing Commission Candidates Needed

The Board of Selectmen seeks candidates for appointment to the Town’s Housing Commission, a five-member body comprised of three elected and two appointed members.

In the broadest sense, the Commission’s role is to develop and advocate for policies and programs that promote housing diversity in Lincoln.  The Commission’s duties include policy formulation and advocacy, regulatory compliance, and management of town-owned housing units. The Commission works in close partnership with two other important Town housing organizations (i.e., Affordable Housing Trust and Lincoln Foundation) to ensure that the Town remains in compliance with various state and federal housing regulations, while also developing strategies to help the Town achieve its evolving housing needs.

Although some background in housing is helpful, we seek candidates who are passionate about housing, collaborative and open to the ideas of others, and willing to put in the time required.  The Commission meets on a monthly basis, however, members are also sometimes asked to take on certain liaison responsibilities. 

Letters of interest should be addressed to Board of Selectmen Chair, James Craig c/o Peggy Elder, Administrative Assistant (
elderp@lincolntown.org).  For additional information, please visit the Town website:  www.lincolntown.org or call the Selectmen’s Office at (781) 259-2601.

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Volunteers Needed – PIERCE Property COMMITTEE

The Board of Selectmen is seeking interested volunteers for the Pierce Property Committee.   

“The Committee shall have responsibility for advising the Selectmen with respect to the use of Pierce House and Pierce Park, both by residents of the Town and others, and the maintenance, improvement, and security thereof, including responsibility for recommending to the board the establishment of  (1) priorities and programs to enhance and further the use and enjoyment of Pierce Park and Pierce House in a manner consistent with both the purposes for which the property was given to the Town and with the Town’s general objectives; and  (2)  an operating budget and a capital budget, together with periodic five-year projections of construction, improvements and anticipated capital costs.”


Letters of interest should be sent to Peggy Elder, Administrative Assistant in the Selectmen’s Office, elderp@lincolntown.org .  For information or an application, please visit the Town website:  www.lincolntown.org or call the Selectmen’s Office at (781) 259-2601.

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Want to help with maintaining affordable housing in Lincoln?
Read below to find out about The Lincoln Foundation and what you can do to help.


"THE LINCOLN FOUNDATION, INC.  founded on March 29,2000

“The purposes of the corporation is to engage in the following activities:

To contribute to the preservation of a diverse stock of housing in the Town of Lincoln, to promote and develop affordable housing opportunities in the town, to cooperate with governmental agencies and private charitable organizations to preserve open space and protect the environment while increasing the availability of housing opportunities in the town for persons of limited financial means, to enhance the quality of life and community in the town, to preserve the essential values and characteristics of the Town’s rural heritage …”

At this point in time Lincoln has created two entities in addition to The Lincoln Foundation to support the creation and retention of affordable housing in Lincoln: The Housing Commission, The Affordable Housing Trust, and is able to make use of CPA funds to create and preserve affordable housing in Lincoln. 

Currently, The Lincoln Foundations’ primary activity is to shepard the resale process of the affordable condominium units at Battle Road Farm and to make necessary decisions about resale price and deed restrictions in keeping with Massachusetts affordable housing guidelines. There is no fundraising required of board members.

We are looking for new members to join the board of The Lincoln Foundation as our numbers have dwindled do to attrition. We meet about 3 times a year. Helpful knowledge and skills for a board member could include: knowledge of current Massachusetts affordable housing laws, affordable housing deed restrictions, condo sales, ability to work with other town boards and commissions. However, the most important criteria is someone who wants to help keep the affordable condo units in Lincoln’s affordable housing stock.

Current LF boards members: Vicki Braithwaite, chair, Jack Holbrook, Terri Morgan
Past board member: Peter VonMertens

If you are interested in finding out more about The Lincoln Foundation and possibly helping with our efforts, please call or email Terri Morgan: 978-505-2049 (cell), territmorgan@gmail.com

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – TOWN GOVERNMENT COMMITTEES

The Town of Lincoln depends on its citizen volunteers to work together on town-wide issues and to help shape community character. Each year, in April and May, the Board of Selectmen reviews and makes appointments to its various committees. The Board is always looking for interested volunteers for the following Selectmen appointed committees: Affordable Housing, Agriculture Commission, Capital Planning Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Conservation Commission, Council on Aging, Commission on Disabilities, Emergency Assistance Committee, Green Energy Technology Committee, Historical Commission, Historic District Commission, Lincoln Cultural Commission, Pierce Property Committee, Recreation Commission, Roadside and Traffic Committee, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

For information or a Volunteer Application, please call the Selectmen’s Office at 781-259-2601 or click here for the application.
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Volunteers Needed Town of Lincoln Community Preservation Committee (CPC)

The Board of Selectmen seeks volunteers to fill several vacancies on the Community Preservation Committee (CPC). This is an opportunity to help your town, to learn about its historic preservation, affordable housing, open space preservation and recreational programs and initiatives, and to help determine how to most wisely invest our limited Community Preservation Act funds.

Applications should be submitted to the Selectmen’s Office, attention Peggy Elder, Administrative Assistant: elderp@lincolntown.org, or 781 259-2601.