The patriotic song America was written in 1831 by Samuel Francis Smith while attending the Andover Theological Seminary. Andover is often referred to as the "Home of America".
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Committee Volunteers Needed

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Andover currently has approximately 40 appointed commissions, councils, and committees with members typically serving three-year terms. Most hold their meetings in the early evening hours on weeknights. Although the frequency of meetings varies depending on the responsibilities and workload of the particular commission, council, or committee, most conduct meetings either monthly or biweekly. View the Board & Committees to find out more about each commission, council, and committee, including a summary of their purpose and a listing of their current members.

If you are interested in serving your town as an appointed volunteer, please download, fill out, and save a Talent Bank Form and then return it to the Town Manager's Office by e-mail to . When vacancies occur on a particular commission, council, or committee, the appointing authority will typically review the forms on file and seek input from the remaining members for finding a replacement. For additional information on a specific commission, council or committee, please contact the chairperson or a member thereof. Thank you.