Conservation Commission


The Hingham Conservation Commission is a seven-member board appointed to three-year overlapping terms by the Select Board under Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The Commission is entrusted with the stewardship of over 1,000 acres of conservation land and addresses natural resource issues of the Town and region.


Empowered to administer the state's Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40) and Rivers Protection Act, and the Hingham Wetlands Protection By-Law, the Commission reviews numerous projects that fall within its jurisdiction. After review, permits, which are intended to protect the natural resource interests of the Town, are issued to applicants.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval by the Commission. Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. Please see the Meeting Schedule for specific meeting dates, times, locations, and filing deadlines.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Minutes 2011 and Older


Name Position
Term Expires
Crystal Kelly
Carolyn Nielsen Vice Chair 2024
Laurie Freeman Member 2025
Henry Hidell Member 2023
Robert Mosher Member 2023
Thomas Roby Member 2023
Nina Villanova Member 2024