Planning Board - Duties & Membership

Establishing Authority

State Law, Town Charter, Land Use and Development Code and Planning Board, Ordinance.

Duties & Meetings

All Private Way, Subdivision, Major Site Plan and Special Exception applications are reviewed by the Planning Board.

The Board meets regularly on the first Monday of the month, unless it is a holiday; in which case, the regular meeting is scheduled for the second Monday of the month.

If warranted by the number of pending or newly submitted applications, a second monthly meeting may be called, typically for the third Monday of the month.

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Gorham Municipal Center in Council Chambers.

Membership and Terms

Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Council for a three (3) year term. The Board is comprised of up to 7 Members.  Current members and their terms are displayed below.

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
Molly Butler-Bailey



Scott Firmin
Vice Chair


Vincent Grassi


Thomas Hughes 


Susan Durst



James Anderson 2024
George Fox 2022