The charge, or purpose, of the Sunderland Agricultural Commission as set forth by Sunderland Select board:
“There shall be an Agricultural Commission to address agricultural issues and represent agricultural interest in the Town of Sunderland. The duties and responsibilities of the commission shall include, but not be limited to:
- Advising the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Board of Health, and Historical Commission on projects and activities involving agricultural lands in town;
- Engaging in projects and activities to promote the business of farming, farming activities and tradition, and farmland protection in town including educational programs and community events; and,
- Reporting to Town Meeting on its projects and activities on annual basis.”
There are a total of 5 seats on the Sunderland Agricultural Commission. Each member serves for a term of 3 years. All seats on the commission are appointed by the Select Board.
There are currently no vacant seats on the commission.