Appointed Officials

Appointed Officials

Appointed Officials are appointed by the Selectboard the first regular selectboard meeting after election day. If you are interested in any of these positions, the best way to communicate your interest is to attend this initial meeting, however, if you cannot attend you may inform the selectboard clerk, or any of the selectboard members.

Office Appointed Term Expires
Selectboard Clerk
1 year
Timmi Moffi 2024
Road Foreman
1 year
Open 2024
Road Crew
1 year
Open 2024
Planning Commission
3 years
Chad Chamberlain, Chair
Madine Reed
Dick Conrad
Annina Seiler
Jim Pulver
2025
2025
2024
2026
2026
Board of Adjustment
1 year 
David Bishop, Chair
Kenneth Brown
Dick Conrad
Annina Seiler
Barb Walsh
2024
2024
2024
2024
2024 
ACRPC Representative
3 years
Jim Pulver 2024
ACRPC Alternate
1 year
Chad Chamberlain 2024
Zoning Administrator
1 year
Currrently Open  2024
Emergency Management Director
1 year
Ethan West 2024
Emergency Management Coordinator
1 year
Timmi Moffi 2024
ACSWMD Representative
1 year
Annina Seiler 2024
ACSWMD Alternate
1 year
David Sabatini 2024
Town Energy Coordinator
1 year
Bob West 2024
Otter Creek Watershed Insect Representatives
3 years
Jeff Whiting
Chad Beckwith
2026
2025
Otter Creek Watershed Insect Rep. Alternate
3 years
Ben Lawton 2024
Health Officer
3 years
Janice Gould 2024
Deputy Health Officer
3 years
James Hayes 2024
Service Officer
1 year
Kathy Mathis 2024
Grand Juror
1 year
James Hayes 2024
Cemetery Commissioners
3 years
Ken Brown
Lee Baker
Diane O’Classen
2026
2025
2024
Goshen Municipal Town Forest Board
3 years
Tom Bahre, Chair
Jeff Whiting
Jim Pulver
Wes Butler, VT Fish & Game Warden
Selectboard
2024
2026
2025
2025
Terms
Goshen Historical Society Representatives
1 year
Madine Reed
Galina Chernaya
2024
OCCUD Broadband Representative
1 year
Cassandra Hayes 2024
OCCUD Broadband Alternate
1 year
Rick Toman 2024
Pound Keepers
1 year
Constables 2024
Tree Warden
1 year
Selectboard 2024
Green-Up Day Co-Coordinators
1 year
David Sabatini
Annina Seiler
2024
Fence Viewers
1 year
Selectboard 2024
Inspector of Lumber, Shingles, and Coal
1 year
Selectboard 2024
Weigher of Coal
1 year
Selectboard 2024

 

Roles & Responsibilities
for Appointed Officials on this page
(from VT Secretary of State’s website):

Cemetery Commissioner (elected).
Responsible for the care and management of the town’s cemeteries. If no cemetery commissioners are elected, the selectboard fulfills this role. 18 V.S.A. § 5373

Emergency Management Director (appointed).
Responsible for the organization, administration, and operation of the local committee that is formed for emergency management in the town or city. The emergency management chairperson is under the direct control of the selectboard but may coordinate his or her emergency management efforts with neighboring towns and cities, and with the state emergency management division and the federal government. 20 V.S.A.§ 6

Fence Viewers (appointed).
Three viewers are appointed by the selectboard each year. When called upon, they examine fences and other boundaries within the town. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Health Officer (appointed).
Appointed by the commissioner of health to a three-year term after recommendation by the town selectboard. Enforces the rules and regulations for the prevention and abatement of public health hazards. 18 V.S.A. § 601

Inspectors of Lumber (appointed). Appointed, upon request, to examine, measure, and classify the quality of lumber, shingles, and wood sold within the town. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Moderator (elected). 
Runs the annual and special town/school meeting. Should have a good sense of humor, be good at group process, and have experience following Roberts Rules of Order. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(1)

Planning Commissioners (appointed or elected).
Appointed unless town votes to elect. Duties include preparing a municipal plan; making recommendations on matters of land development, conservation, and preservation; and participating in a regional planning program. Makes site plan and subdivision permit decisions unless there is a development review board in town. Should have a good working knowledge of all aspects of the town and be able to listen to many sides of an issue. 24 V.S.A. § 4323

Poundkeeper (appointed). 
Cares for the animals that are impounded within the town. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Regional Planning Commission Representative (appointed).
Helps develop the regional plan and assess municipal land use plans. 24 V.S.A. § 4341 et seq.

Road Commissioners (elected or appointed). 
Can be elected or appointed. Has no independent authority, but can assist the selectboard in overseeing town highways at the request of the board. Should have experience with town highways and be a good communicator. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(16)17 V.S.A. § 2651

Town Energy Coordinator (appointed).
Responsible for developing the town energy plan and conducting the town energy audit. 24 V.S.A. § 1131

Town Services Officer (appointed).
Appointed on or before April 15th of each year. Assists individuals within the town who require emergency food, fuel, or shelter assistance when the Vermont Department of Social Welfare is not available. 33 V.S.A. § 2102 et seq

Town Forest Fire Warden (appointed).
Appointed by the fire commissioner with the approval of the selectboard. Prevents forest fires in the town by enforcing the laws designed to prevent forest fires. 10 V.S.A. § 2641

Town Tree Warden (appointed).
Plans and implements a shade tree preservation program for the purpose of shading and beautifying public places. Removes diseased, dying, or dead trees; which create a hazard to public safety or threaten the effectiveness of disease or insect control programs. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Weighers of Coal (appointed).
Serves as a referee over weights of contested loads of coal. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Zoning Administrator (appointed).
Appointed by the planning commission with the approval of the selectboard. Approves or denies applications for zoning permits. Administers the municipal bylaws literally. Enforces regulations pertaining to the zoning ordinance. 24 V.S.A. § 4448

Zoning Board of Adjustment or Development Review Board Members (appointed). 
Holds hearings and makes decisions on land use permit applications and appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator. 24 V.S.A. § 4460