Community Center Building Committee

  1. Welcome
  2. History

Welcome Message & History from the ChairFooter Town of Dover

Welcome to the Town of Dover Community Center Building Committee. This site is designed to provide you with as much information as possible related to our committee’s work. It is a site that, hopefully, will allow you to engage with us as we solicit your input and participation. Please click our History tab for a full welcome message and some background information on this important community initiative. 


  • 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month
  • Check Town Calendar

Survey Results 2/19/21

Please read February 19, 2021 Press Release

Survey 2/10/21

Survey Results 12/1/20

Please read December 8, 2020 Press Release "Dover Citizens Prefer the $13m 18,000 sq ft Community Center"

Community Center 2020.12.07 BC Mtg-Initial Alts-Final SURVEY

YouTube Channel

Watch the Community Center Building Committee meetings and public forums here 

Community Forum

The Dover Community Center Building Committee hosted its 
third community forum on Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm 
via Zoom. Public Forum 2/10/21It’s an important point in the process when the committee will be considering which designs to progress to the schematic design stage and ask for your input and feedback. The two designs (one new build/ one renovate) that are put forward will be the two which the town will vote on when this project goes to Town Meeting.

Watch the Citizen Forum on the Town's YouTube Channel here

The Dover Community Center Building Committee hosted its Screenshot (11) Opens in new windowsecond community forum on Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm via Zoom. One option was chosen by the Committee. This selection is important as the architects will design both the New & Renovation schemes based on the selected option at its projected cost. For each option the architects will present rooms of varying sizes that will host a wide variety of activities. The key to a successful design will be flexible, multi-use space. Your opinions and suggestions will help the Committee with its decisions. This is all about building a community center for the entire Dover Community. 

Watch the Citizen Forum on the Town's YouTube Channel here

The Future of Dover’s Caryl Community Center
aerial view of Dover with heart drawn over a building Opens in new windowCitizen Forum by Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 @ 7:00PM
Sponsored by the Community Center Building Committee and led by the architect firm of Fennick McCredie Architecture.  The purpose of this citizen forum was  to bring the Dover community up to date with our progress AND to hear from you what activities and community opportunities you would like to see offered in a Renovated or New Dover Community Center.

Watch the Citizen Forum on the Town's YouTube Channel here

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Ford Spalding, Chairperson
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  • David Billings, Member
  • Luciana Burdi. Member
  • Sam Cole, Member
  • Barry Goldman, Member
  • Terry Sobolewski, Member
  • Ruth Townsend, Member

Ex Officio Attendees

  • Chris Dwelley, Dover Town Administrator
  • Bob Springett, Selectmen
  • Cam Hudson, Warrant Committee

Caryl Current Floor Plans

Committee Charge

Please view our Current Committee Charge.

Project Professionals

Colliers International – Owners Project Management; Ken Guyette - Project Director | Phil Palumbo - Project Manager
FMArchitecture;  Deborah Fennick - Principal Architect | Jon Richardson - Project Architect | Melissa Vaillancourt - Project Manager.