Board of Selectmen

From left to right, Theresa Flynn, Beth Casavant, Maurice DePalo, Michelle Conlin, & John SamiaAbout 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 the Operational Policies for the Board of Selectmen. (Pictured from left to right: Theresa H. Flynn, Clerk, Beth N. Casavant, Vice Chair, Maurice M. DePalo, Chair, Michelle K. Conlin, Selectman, and John R. Samia, Selectman.)

Agendas & Minutes

Board of Selectmen meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, beginning promptly at 7:00 PM 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. 135 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19

    One hundred and thirty five (135) Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since May 20, 2022, bringing the cumulative total to 8,308. Read on...
  2. Town Manager Seeking Interest for Boards and Commissions

    The Town Manager is seeking qualified individuals interested in serving on a number of Boards and Commissions. Read on...
  3. Town Hall Summer Hours May 31, 2022 to September 2, 2022

    Starting May 31, 2022 Town Hall will implement 2022 Summer Hours. Town Hall will now be open from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM on Tuesdays to accommodate the public with expanded hours. Town Hall will also be open from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Noon) on Fridays.
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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