Housing: A Community Conversation

The Kennebunk Select Board has identified that housing is a priority issue for Kennebunk. On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, the Town hosted a Community Conversation on Housing at the Waterhouse Center, downtown Kennebunk. This event was an opportunity to engage the community in a conversation about 3 specific topics as they relate to the housing challenges Kennebunk is facing: 

  • Short-Term Rentals
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
  • Affordable, Attainable & Available Housing

There were over 100 in attendance, including Select Board members, Town staff, various stakeholders, advocates and interested citizens. Attendees heard an overview of each of the topics in breakout sessions and had the chance to contribute to a conversation about each. Surveys were distributed after each session and the responses to the surveys will be used to help the Select Board and Town staff develop polices and strategies to address housing challenges in Kennebunk. 

Contribute to the Conversation

If you did not have a chance to attend the workshop and would like to contribute to this conversation, you may complete a survey below on any of the 3 topics and submit it to the Community Development Department. Surveys may be returned in person to the 2nd floor of Town Hall, Room 216, by email, or by mail. 

  1. Tabetha Barden

    Administrative Assistant/General Assistance Administrator

  2. Frank Kunkel

    Code Enforcement Officer

  3. Christopher J. Osterrieder, P.E.

    Director of Community Development, Town Engineer

  4. Brian Paul

    Code Enforcement Officer

  5. Meghan Rochefort

    Administrative Assistant

  6. Karen Winton

    Deputy Director of Community Development

  7. Community Development


    Physical Address
    Kennebunk Town Hall, Second Floor
    1 Summer St.
    Kennebunk, ME 04043

    Phone (207) 985-2102 ext. 1303
    Fax (207) 985-4609


Workshop Flyer