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Membership Committees

Membership committees are what keep the trust running. Find an area that you're interested in and learn about how you can get involved. Your involvement is what makes our events and mission possible – and you'll meet other neighbors who love Sanford as much as you do! 

What does it mean to be on a committee?

Committees are the people who work behind the scenes. Each committee has the following positions:

  • Lead(s): A Sanford Historic Trust (SHT) Member who will lead the activities of the committee and provide guidance and instruction as needed
  • Board Liaison: A member of the SHT Board of Directors who will communicate committee activities and/or needs (including, but not limited to, budget and marketing) to the Board
  • Committee Member: A member of the committee who will work to aid the committee goals and ensure successful outcomes

Additionally, some committees for larger initiatives will include general volunteers to help execute the event.


Historic Garden Tour Committee

Lead tour subcommittees and assist with day-of-event coordination of Garden Tour to be held in May. 

Time Commitment: Approximately 1-2h/wk for 3 months (February – April). Some positions require more/less time commitment at beginning or closer to the end. Subcommittees include:

Merchandise, Sponsorships, Marketing/Social Media, Ticket Sales, Garden Docent, Vendors, Route Set-Up, Route Clean-Up and Decor.


Holiday Tour of Homes Committee

Lead tour subcommittees and assist with day-of-event coordination of the Holiday Tour of Homes to be held in December.

Time commitment varies by subcommittee. Subcommittees include:

Sponsorships, Marketing/Social Media, Ticket Sales, Home Biographer, Transportation, Balls of Folly, Tour of Drinks, Tablescapes, Decorations, Food/Refreshments, Luminaries, Route Set-up, Route Clean-up, and Light Up Sanford event.


Calendar of Events Committee

Help to schedule and confirm locations for quarterly meetings and social events on alternative months as able. Assist with finding educational speakers on restoration, history, and preservation related topics. Meeting, emails, or phone calls with board liaisons monthly to discuss potential ideas and plans.

Time Commitment: 1-2h/month in planning

Communications Committee

Assist with promoting Trust meetings, events and information to the community via Facebook and Instagram, Website, Public Relations and other networks. 

Requires excellent written skills. Experience in digital marketing a plus.

Time commitment: 1-2h/month

Grant Committee

Help design a program for Historic Preservation Grants. This role will aid in creating parameters, application process and future recommendations for budgeting. The purpose of this committee is to develop the criteria and application process.

Time commitment: Will require a minimum of 3 meetings (most likely evening/weekend) to set priorities, develop plan and timetable and make recommendations for implementation. Time will also need to be spent creating application and evaluation forms once parameters are set. Expectation of 10+ hours.

Helpful but not mandatory skills: Knowledge of grant application processes

Historic Preservation Awards Committee

Help select, evaluate and award homes for the Preservations Awards to be held in May. Participants will welcome submissions for consideration, meet to evaluate homes (based on pre-existing criteria) and choose the winning homes and/or businesses. The committee will also put together certificates and an award presentation for the May meeting.

Time commitment: A few hours a week for 2-3 weeks for evaluation and selection process (typically evenings/weekends), 2 hours to compile presentation, 1 hour for Preservation Awards meeting. Approximately 10 hours total.

Helpful but not mandatory skills: Familiarity with architecture in the Sanford Historic District, ability to print/distribute letters to finalists, familiarity with Canva (program used for presentation), comfortable presenting to membership.

Lamppost Maintenance Committee

Help maintain the ongoing operation of the historic lampposts in the Sanford Historic District, including changing bulbs, cleaning globes, resetting GFI electrical switches, helping with the coordination of new lamppost installs and performing other minor repairs as needed.

Someone comfortable with standing on a ladder and experience making minor electrical repairs would make ideal candidates for this committee.

Approximate time commitment per committee member: Approximately 6 hours every 3 months – 18 hours per year

Images of Sanford Calendar Committee

Help with the facilitation of the annual Images of Sanford calendar including sponsorship solicitation, hanging posters in local businesses, encouraging photo submissions, distribution of the printed calendars to local businesses for public distribution, writing brief descriptions of the photos chosen to be in the calendar and other miscellaneous duties.

Approximate time commitment per committee member: Approximately 12 hours per year

Nominating Committee

Three members (not on Board) to assist with recruiting, nominations and the election process for the 2023 SHT Board of Directors. Committee work will be needed September - November.

Membership/Outreach Committee

Assist with attracting new members and retaining existing members. Responsibilities include encouraging member and committee signups, checking members in at meetings, and answering general membership questions.

Time commitment: 1-2h/month

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