Planning Board

Planning boards are established by vote of the local legislative body, i.e. town meeting. Board members must be residents of the municipality. Generally, the role of the planning board is to provide for the orderly growth and development of the municipality. The Planning Board duties include:

  • Enactment and Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance
  • Prepare Subdivision and Site Plan Review Regulations
  • Creating and amending a town Master Plan
  • Prepare a Capital Improvements Program

In Waterville Valley the planning board consists of 7 (including one ex-officio member) and 4 alternate members. All Planning Board members serve three-year terms as appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

The Waterville Valley Planning Board meets once a month, on the second Thursday of the month. The Board may meet more often, at the call of the Chair, and at any other time the board determines.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Alisha Harrington (603)-236-4730
Mark Decoteau (603) 236-4730
Sharon Charron (603) 236-4730

Board Members

Wendi Rathgeber

Chair (2023)

Nancy Goldston-Knight

Vice-Chair (2025)

John Recine

Secretary (2023)

Richard Rita


Mike Koppel

Member (2025)

Bill Spence

Member (2024)

Rob Wilson

Member (2025)

William Larsen

Alternate (2024)

Alan Berko

Alternate (2025)

Morgan Diehm

Alternate (2024)

Vacancy One

Alternate (2023)