Charter Commission

At the November 8, 2022 election, voters approved the creation of a Charter Commission and elected six residents to serve on this Commission.  The Select Board appointed an additional three members at their meeting on December 6, 2022.


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The Commission’s charge is to recommend revisions to the Town Charter. The current Charter can be viewed at www.kennebunkmaine.us/charter.


In general, a Town's charter specifies the Town's form of government, the distribution of legislative, executive and other powers, and it delegates various legal and administrative functions as well as the procedures for making and implementing budgetary decisions.

Currently, under Kennebunk's Charter the Town operates under the Town Meeting/Select Board/Administrator form of government with the Town Manager as the chief administrative official, the Select Board as the executive and administrative powers, and the town meeting as the legislative body.

Read the "What is a Charter?" flyer.

View the Charter Commission By-Laws (PDF)

View the Public Forum PowerPoint Presentation from 9/30/23 (PDF)

Article 1 - Grant of Powers to the Town

Article 7 - Voters' Petitions

Portion of Article 8 - Final Draft of Recall (PDF)

Portion of Article 8 - Vacancies & Forfeitures of Office

Article 9 - General Considerations

Article 10 - Transitional Provisions

Article 11 - Periodic Review

Meetings
The Charter Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Town Hall. All meetings are posted in Town Hall and on the Meeting Calendar.

Charter Commission

Name Title
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Christian L. Babcock Chair, Elected Member
Richard Smith Vice Chair, Appointed Member
Janice Vance Secretary, Appointed Member
Christopher W. Babbidge Elected Member
Susan A. Bloomfield Elected Member
Durward Parkinson Appointed Member
Brenda S. Robinson Elected Member
Stephen M. Sayers Elected Member
Edward S. Trainer Elected Member
Merton Brown, Town Clerk Staff Liaison

Join a Committee

  1. Do you want to volunteer for the Town and serve on a board or committee? Complete an application online or submit your paper application (PDF) to the Town Manager's office.
    View a listing of all committees