Boards & Committees

Boards and committees fulfill an important role in town government by evaluating issues which affect the community and making recommendations to the Town Selectboard for action. The value of these bodies is a direct reflection of the interest and dedication of our citizens in making Essex a better place to live, work and play. 


Bds and Com vacancies landscape

Stipend Program

Essex and Essex Junction are racially and socially equitable, welcoming and engaged communities where all can thrive because community members and leaders hold each other accountable to ensure a safe, supportive, and just environment.

The Village of Essex Junction and the Town of Essex are committed to providing stipends for everyone appointed or elected to a board, commission, or committee that meets with a routine schedule.

Volunteers appointed to boards, committees or commissions may receive a $50 per meeting stipend for their time, childcare assistance, food, transportation, or other needs in order to attend meetings.

You must be officially appointed or elected by the Town of Essex or the Village of Essex Junction to be eligible. Please contact your staff representative or committee chair for more information on how to enroll. You may also send inquiries to Tammy Getchell, Assistant to the Manager at or 878-6951.

Town Meeting Television

Can’t make it to a meeting but would like to see what happened? Town Meeting TV records the Selectboard, Trustees, and Planning Commission meetings. You can watch the recordings using the links below, OR you can stream them.
NOTE: - As of May 28, 2020, Comcast customers will find the former "Channel 17" Town Meeting TV on Comcast channel 1087.  

Essex Town Meetings on Channel 17 - OR you can stream the meetings LIVE using this link for the Selectboard

Essex Village Meetings on Channel 17  - OR you can stream the meetings LIVE using this link for the Trustees