Volunteers Needed

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

The Board of Selectmen is seeking interested volunteers for the Property Tax Working Group.   This working group will be charged to research the opportunities for shaping tax policy that are available to the Town under state and federal law, and to present to the Board and the community its findings.  The complete charge can be found on the Town website at: http://www.lincolntown.org/DocumentCenter/View/41705/Property-Tax-Working-Group---Final-Charge

The deadline for submittals is January 31, 2019.  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.


Volunteers Needed – The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee


The Board of Selectmen is seeking interested volunteers for the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.   The mission of the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to advise the Board of Selectmen (BoS) and other standing and ad hoc committees and boards on issues of cycling and pedestrian safety.

The deadline for submittals is January 15, 2019.  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.


Volunteers Needed- Zoning Board of Appeals
The Town of Lincoln Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is seeking new members for open seats on the Board. The ZBA is a land use board that interprets and applies the Town’s Zoning Bylaw. It acts on a case by case basis on requests for variances, special permits, and appeals of decisions by the Building Inspector, considering the impact on the Town and neighborhoods and the requirements of the Bylaws. The Board generally meets one evening a month. The Board has five regular members and three associate members. For information or an application, please visit the Town website: www.lincolntown.org or call the Selectmen’s Office at 781-259-2601

Volunteer application, can be found on the Town website: www.lincolntown.org,


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.

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.