Appointments are made by the Board of Selectmen. The commission consists of not less than 5 nor more than 15 members. The term is 5 years.
About the Commission
The Development and Industrial Commission is established under MGL Chapter 40, Section 8A for the promotion and development of the industrial resources of the municipality. The commission "shall conduct researches into industrial conditions, investigate and assist in the establishment of educational or commercial projects, including projects involving private enterprise, for the purpose of expanding or strengthening the local economy, and shall seek to co-ordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for said purposes." Hingham's commission was established in the early 60's and was very active and effective for many years. After a period of inactivity, it was revitalized in 1997.