Board of Selectmen

About the Board


The Board of Selectmen acts as the Town's Chief Executive Body responsible for the community's general welfare following guidelines set forth in Operational Policies for the Board of Selectmen. (Pictured from left to right: Maurice M. DePalo, Beth N. Casavant, John R. Samia, Theresa Flynn, John I. Lebeaux)
Board of Selectmen 2021

Agendas & Minutes


Board of Selectmen meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, beginning promptly at 7 at Town Hall. Agendas are available 48 hours prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
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Board of Selectmen Meeting Schedule 

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  1. Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

    Updates on the reopening of Town Hall, the Senior Center, the Library and Parks and Recreation. Read on...
  2. 46 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    46 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since October 15, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 3,518. Read on...
  3. Selectmen Selections - September 2021

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Additional information
Specific powers and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen are set forth in Chapter 559 of the Acts of 1953 which is better known as the Town Manager Act and the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These and additional duties include:
  • Appointing and overseeing the work of the Town Manager
  • Discussing, proposing, and voting on Proposition 2 ½ decisions
  • Issuing requests for interest in Chapter 40B proposals
  • Overseeing Chapter 43D (PDF) permitting
  • Reviewing and issuing licenses to do business in the Town of Shrewsbury
  • Reviewing annual department budgets