Community Center Building Committee

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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. 


The Community Center Building Committee would like your input, especially if you weren’t able to attend their public forum on Tuesday December 1st.  Please complete the attached survey and let them know which space option and budget you favor for the Dover Community Center. For more information to help inform your choice see below for links to a recording of the Public Forum and the presentation. 

Please complete the survey by Sunday December 6th at 12 noon. Thank you!

SURVEY, (copy and paste this link into your browser if it doesn’t automatically open)

Here are the three options they are asking us to choose from:

  • 13,000 sq ft at a projected total cost of $10m
  • 15,000 sq ft at a projected total cost of $11.5m
  • 18,000 sq ft at a total cost of $13m.  

More information on each option is in the presentation and in the recording of the public meeting, but this image below provides a summary of what each option gives the Community Center. Each space is multi-functional. Also provided is the square footage, budget and estimated tax impact per household, for each option.
Community Center Building Committee

The Committee has recommended Option #3, because:

Listened: Meets the desired activities of Dover as learned through public outreach and staff interviews

Flexibility: Allows for more than one Activity in the same space at the same time due to divisible large spaces

Multi-generational: Supports for the greatest range of Recreational, Social Activities & Public Meetings 

BUT they want your input before making the final decision.

For more information here is the recording of the Public Forum. 

And here is the presentation from the Public Forum.

If you have any comments or questions, they would love to hear from you, and you can email them at Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, your input is very much appreciated! Please complete the survey by Noon on Sunday December 6th.


  • 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month
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    Community Center Building Committee Public Forum
    Tuesday December 1st at 7pm. 

Community Forum

The Dover Community Center Building Committee hosted its Screenshot (11)second 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 Springer, Selectmen
  • Cam Hudson, Warrant Committee

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.