Who We Are

Boat on Lake

HollisWatch is a group of concerned citizens who seek to maintain the rural character and historic nature of our great community.

Joseph Garruba

Jonathan Garruba

Our Mission

Hollis is a unique town which has been able to preserve its historic and agricultural roots for over 270 years. Hollis has a proven track record of land stewardship and conservation. Residents enjoy the tranquil respite the town's open spaces provide. 


HollisWatch endeavors to preserve and protect the rural nature of Hollis. HollisWatch will serve to keep residents engaged and informed about matters which will impact the town we love.




  • Passed 3 of 4 zoning amendments providing needed updates to the decade old Workforce Housing ordinance.

  • Reduced project density at Old Runnels Bridge Road from 36 units to 32 units.

  • Successfully supported the denial of a variance for 31 condos on Silver Lake Road.

  • Successfully supported the denial of a variance for 12 condos at Silver Lake.

Plan for 2022

  • Ensure density of retirement communities is balanced with Hollis rural population density - Passed zoning amendment 3-9-21.

  • Strengthen our ordinance to protect our aquifer–Passed Zoning Amendment 3-9-21.

  • Ensure that the 50 unit development on Silver Lake Road complies with Hollis ordinance–ongoing as of 3-15-21.


Rocky Pond in Winter, Hollis


Rocky Pond in Summer, Hollis