Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217

Voice: 603.968.4432
Fax: 603.968.3776

Ashland, New Hampshire

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire. Residents and visitors alike will find information about the town government and the community.

Ashland is a picturesque rural community, gateway to the Lakes Region and on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. The community of Ashland is bordered on the west by the Pemigewasset River and on the east by Little Squam Lake (the original location of the movie "On Golden Pond"). Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

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Board of Selectmen 2014 Mission Statement

The Ashland Board of Selectmen seek to build and maintain the public's trust and understand the public's needs by providing a friendly proactive leadership, sound financial management practices and operate a cost-effective and efficient open and engaging town government.

  • Collaborative, objective, fact-based decision process
  • Transparent government
  • Honesty and high ethical standards
  • Fair, friendly, and responsive customer service
  • Planning for present and future needs
  • Communication and coordination with town and regional commissions, committees, departments and boards to help ensure inclusive and effective actions

News and Notices

Important Community information will be sent out via the Ashland Info-Blast as needed or the twice monthly Town Bulletin. To receive Info-Blasts or Town Bulletins, use the sign-up box in the right-hand column on the front page of the website.

Budget Committee Opening: There is a vacancy on the Budget Committee, for one appointed position until March 2015 election. Ashland residents should submit an email or letter of interest, including qualifications, to David Ruell, Chairman, at davidruell@gmail.com or at P.O. Box 1254, Ashland, NH 03217.

New webpage for the Economic Development Committee (EDC) -- Link from the main menu on the left or under Town Government.

Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
Right to Know Information Request Form and Procedure

Board and Committee Vacancies exist for the following positions. Submit letter or email of interest to Paul Branscombe.
Zoning Board -- 1 full member and 1 alternate member
Planning Board -- 1 alternate member
Conservation Committee -- 1 full member

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

September 30 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session Agenda -- 1:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

October 1 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session Agenda -- 10:00 am, Utility Office (side entrance)

October 1 -- Planning Board Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

October 2 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session Agenda -- 1:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

October 2 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Elementary School Library

October 2 -- Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee Meeting Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

October 3 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 am, Town Hall

October 6 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria -- Joint meeting with CIP Committee and Budget Committee

October 7 -- School Board Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

October 7 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

October 8 -- HEAL Community Garden Committee Agenda -- 3:30 pm, Elementary School Conference Room

October 8 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

October 8 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

October 14 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

October 20 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

October 21 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Fire Station

October 21 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

October 27 -- Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 PM, Town Library

October 28 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

October 29 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

Upcoming Community Events

September 29 -- Book Discussion Group, "The Gravity of Birds" by Tracy Guzeman. 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

October 2 -- Friends of the Library Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Town Library

October 3 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.

October 6 -- The Other Book Group, "Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

October 9 -- "The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls" by John Kevin Gardner -- 6:30 pm, Ashland Booster Club. Sponsored by the Ashland Town Library.

October 23 -- Halloween Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.

October 27 -- Book Discussion Group, "Salem Falls" by Jodi Picoult. 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

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