Commission Info

Contact Us

Rochester Town Hall Annex
37 Marion Road
Rochester, MA 02770
Phone: 508-763-5421
Fax: 508-763-5379

Environmental Planner / Conservation Agent
Merilee Kelly
Phone: 508-763-5421 ext. 206
mkelly@townofrochester.com

Dawn DeMaggio
Board Administrator
Phone: 508-763-5421 ext. 207
ddemaggio@townofrochester.com

Members & Purpose

Rochester has a long history of preserving important ecological, agricultural, cultural and water supply related lands for future generations. The Town of Rochester established the Conservation Commission & Town Forest Committee ("Commission") in 1963 under the Conservation Commission Act.

The Commission is responsible for protecting Rochester's natural resources, managing the Town Forest and conservation lands, administering the Massachusetts and Town Wetland Protection statutes, and advising other municipal officials and boards on conservation and environmental matters.

The Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Rochester Town Hall Conference Room.


Rochester Conservation Commission Members

Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen: 7 members / 3-year terms.

Member Name Year Appointed Term Expires
Christopher Gerrior, Chair 2022 2025
Ben Bailey, Vice Chair 2021 2024
Matt Bache 2021 2024
William Clapp 2022 2025
Mike Gifford 2022 2025
Bill Milka 2021 2024
Kevin Thompson 2021 2024

Contact Us

Rochester Town Hall Annex
37 Marion Road
Rochester, MA 02770
Phone: 508-763-5421
Fax: 508-763-5379

Environmental Planner / Conservation Agent
Merilee Kelly
Phone: 508-763-5421 ext. 206
mkelly@townofrochester.com

Dawn DeMaggio
Board Administrator
Phone: 508-763-5421 ext. 207
ddemaggio@townofrochester.com