Boards & Committees

What is the purpose of a committee?

Boards and Committees involve members of the community in the development and delivery of services, represent member opinion in decision-making, and help serve the needs of the community through interaction. They also offer the opportunity for group problem-solving and can be a forum for presenting multiple points of view.

Each municipal committee is created for a specific purpose through a vote of the legislative body (town meeting) and members are appointed to their position by the Board of Selectmen. The term of office will typically run between one and three years. When the term is up, members can be reappointed or replaced with someone new. (Exception: members of the Board of Selectmen and the School Board of Directors must be elected at a Town Meeting)

How can I join a local Board or Committee?

The lists below show the members of each committee and the year in which thier term ends. If you would like to ‘do your civic duty’ and get involved, please do not hesatate to contact the Clerk’s Office at (207) 643-2812 or the Selectmen’s Office (207) 643-2541 for more information.

Advisory Committee

Our municipal advisory committee (fka: Budget Committee) is an Board composed appointed members whose purpose is to advise a municipal government about current or proposed budget, ordinances, activities and problems of the community.


  • Joseph Albuit (2023)
  • Heather Forsten (2023)
  • Jeremy Gibson (2023)
  • Bevery Gephart (2023)
  • Jeffrey Pomerlow (2023)
  • George Williams (2023)
  • Allyn Foss (2024)
  • L. Bruce Hills (2024)
  • Kim Johnson (2024)
  • Franklin Ridley (2024)
  • Sherry Rogers (2024)
  • Carol White (2024)
  • Sarah Davis (2025)
  • Michael Golden (2025)
  • Barbara Johnson (2025)
  • Eleanor Pooler (2025)
  • Patricia Whipple (2025)


  • The annual meeting is held the third Saturday of January at 8:00 AM in the Municipal Office Conference Room.
  • Special or supplementary meetings are held, as needed, throughout the year.
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Appeals Board

The Solon Board of Appeals is a three-member appointed board, charged with the review of all appeals by any person affected directly or indirectly, where such appeal is necessary, proper or required, in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, §2691.

The Board hears and decides appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by, or failure to act by the Code Enforcement Officer or Planning Board.

The Board hears and decides on the Board of Selectmen’s denial of abatement requests or applications for exemption, under Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36 – Taxation. The Board also hears and decides on denials of Poverty Tax Abatements.

Appeals Board hearings have no regular schedule and are held ‘as needed’.


  • Lief Bull (2023)
  • Mary Lou Ridley (2024)
  • L. Bruce Hills (2025)
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Coolidge Public Library - Board of Trustees

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Coolidge Public Library - Expansion Committee

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Other Committee Appointments

First Park Representative

  • Elaine Aloes (2025)
  • Wayne ‘Chip’ Johnson (2025)

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG)

  • Elaine Aloes (2025)
  • Wayne ‘Chip’ Johnson (2025)

Old Canada Road Scenic Byway - Board of Directors

  • Mary Lou Ridley (2024)
  • OPEN SEAT (2023)
  • OPEN SEAT (2025)
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Planning Board

More information

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RSU #74 Board of Directors

The school board is responsible for ensuring that school officials inform students, parents and community members of the student code of conduct. The board is made up of three people from each municipality of Anson, North Anson, Embden, New Portland and Solon with a total of 15 members. This position is elected by the governing body of each municipality with three (3) rotating three-year-terms.

Solon Board Members

  • Laura Layman (2023-2026)
  • Robert Lindblom Sr (2021-2024)
  • Tori MacDonald (2022-2025)
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Selectmen, Assessors & Overseers of the Poor

The Board of Selectmen are responsible for governing the Town, assessing property taxes and providing assistance for the poor. This position is elected by the governing body with three (3) rotating three-year-terms. Nomination papers are available in November each year to run for an elected office .

Board Members

  • Elaine Aloes, Chair (2025) 
  • Wayne “Chip” Johnson, Vice Chair (2024)
  • John Dunay (2026)

Office Hours

  • 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • General Assistance: 9:00AM - 11:00AM or by appointment

Contact Information

  • Phone: (207) 643-2541
  • Email:
  • Elaine Aloes can be reached at (207) 643-2319 outside of the regular office hours.

Click here to see a list of other property tax exemptions for which you might qualify.

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Solon After School Program

The Solon After School Program was established in 2006 by a small group of parent volunteers looking to provide … Once overseen by a Board of Directors, the town Selectman now act in that capacity.

Staff Members

  • Jennifer Mello, Director (2023) 
  • Melissa Dube, Assistant (2023)
  • Jami McCoy, Assistant (2023)

Schedule - Three (3), six week sessions, two days per week from 2:30-4:30 PM

  • Fall Session
  • Winter Session
  • Spring Session
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Solon Community Recreation Department

  • Leslie Giroux, Director
  • Zane Brown, Youth Sports Director
  • Kayla Starr
  • Amy Sidell
  • Everett Quatrone
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Solon Historical Society

Board Members

  • (2025) 
  • (2024)
  • (2023)

Other Members

  • Christopher Shaw, President
  • Lois Starbird, Town Historian

Office Hours

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Solon Volunteer Fire Department

  • Duayne Rollins, Chief
  • 1st Assistant Chief
  • 2nd Assistant Chief
  • 3rd Assistant Chief
  • Jenny Rollins, Secretary/Treasurer
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Solon Water District

  • Michael Foster, Director & Trustee
  • Arthur Rogers, Trustee
  • Derek Dellarma, Trustee
  • Shawna Albert, Administrative Assistant
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Public Works Garage Project Committee (short-term)

  • Allyn Foss
  • Elaine Aloes
  • Gary Bishop
  • Michael Foster
  • John Dunay
  • Nicholas Rollins

This is a short-term committee comprised of Town Officials and members of the community. It’s purpose is to research, discuss and plan for a new Public Works Department Garage to be built within the next couple years.

If you would like more information please contact Selectman, Elaine Aloes at (207) 643-2541 or

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