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Planning Board Vacancy

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mayor Gary Christenson is reaching out to Malden residents in an effort to fill the vacancy of associate member of the Planning Board. The nine-member Planning Board is the primary special permit granting authority under the City's zoning ordinance (land use regulations). The Board administers the subdivision control law; acts as Site Plan Review Committee; makes recommendations to the City Council on zoning amendments; and conducts master planning activities. The Planning Board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 PM in the Senior Center Auditorium, 7 Washington Street, and as necessary.

The primary difference between an associate member and a full member is that full members participate and vote on all petitions, hearings, and/or matters before the Board for which they are in attendance and do not have a conflict of interest. An associate member participates when there are not nine full members available for the hearing. Typically, the need for associate members arises when a full member is absent from a meeting or when a full member is present but has a conflict of interest.

Associate members should plan to attend all scheduled Planning Board meetings and prepare for them as a full member would, in the event they are called upon to participate.  If all nine full members attend, the associate members do not participate.  If there is one member not in attendance, hearing participation will be alternated between the two associate members. 

Please complete the online Boards and Commissions Application in full by clicking on the link below and attach your resume to assist Mayor Christenson and/or the City Council in making their selection. If you have any questions, please email

To access the online application, please log onto:

The application process is now CLOSED.

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson