People think of Waterville Valley as many things: A vacation destination, a second home, a ski area, a 4-season mountain resort, a hiking hub, a community, a workplace.
Waterville Valley is also a ‘real’ Town with a capital ‘T’. The Town of Waterville was incorporated in 1829. The name was changed to Waterville Valley in 1967. As of the last census, the Town had a population of 247 people. The Town of Waterville Valley is governed by a Board of Selectmen comprised of three elected board members. The overall day-to-day operations of the Town are managed by the Town Manager. Waterville Valley maintains a traditional Town Meeting form of government where registered voters assemble on the second Tuesday in March and adopt the annual Town budget and other warrant articles. It’s the job of the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager to carry out the actions taken at the Town Meeting.
The Board of Selectmen meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the lower level meeting room of the Town Hall and begin at 3 p.m. They can also be viewed online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/town-of-waterville-valley-nh.
Waterville Valley’s Planning Board is an appointed board charged with overseeing the orderly and logical development of the community and making sure development is done in compliance with subdivision regulations and zoning. The Planning Board is also charged with keeping the master plan updated. The Planning Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. in the lower level meeting room of the Town Hall.
Waterville Valley’s Conservation Commission works to preserve, protect and properly utilize the community’s natural landscapes, clean water, forest, and habitats. The Conservation Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. Meetings are normally held in the lower level meeting room at Town Hall.
All meetings are open to the public.