Town Commons Committee

Mission/Purpose

The Committee shall advocate for and steward our beloved Town Commons by advising and assisting the Town Council in restoring, preserving, expanding, and planning for the Town Commons.  The goal of the Committee is to foster deeper connections to the Commons and in turn inspire deeper connections to the Town of Brunswick and our natural world.

Membership

There shall be up to eleven (11) members appointed by the Brunswick Town Council.  Nine (9) of the membership seats are open to any Brunswick citizen interested in environmental stewardship or historic preservation (Community Members).  Two (2) of the membership seats are reserved for local students (Student Members): one (1) seat for a high school student who lives in Brunswick and one (1) for a Bowdoin College student who may or may not be a resident of Brunswick.

Members:

  • Jeremy Litchfield, Chair
  • Blaine Moore, Secretary
  • Jym St. Pierre
  • Amy Brewer
  • Mark Fochesato
  • Michael Halmo 
  • Charlotte Iannone (Bowdoin Student Member)
  • Nat Shed, Town Council Representative
  • Vacant (Community Member)
  • Vacant (Community Member)
  • Vacant (Community Member)
  • Vacant (Brunswick High School Student Member)

Meeting Schedule

Annually, and as needed.

Committee Responsibilities

The Town Commons Committee is responsible for the general implementation of the Sewall Plan (adopted 1967). It is also responsible for recommending updates to the management plan and for forwarding those recommendations to the Town Council. Further it shall advise the Town Council when events that may affect the Commons occur. With the assistance of Town staff, the Committee may coordinate volunteer cleanup & repair sessions at the Commons as needed.

Committee Staff

Dennis Wilson, Parks & Facilities Manager/Town Arborist

Annual Reporting

The Town Commons Committee will present to the Town Council on an annual basis.

Next Scheduled Reporting: June 17, 2024

Additional Information

For more details about the board or to obtain information on becoming a member, please contact the Parks & Recreation Facility Manager, Dennis Wilson at 207-725-6656.