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. 10 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    10 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 16, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,987. Read on...
  2. Board of Selectmen Seeking Interest for Affordable Housing Board of Trustees

    The Board of Selectmen is seeking three (3) qualified individuals interested in serving on the Affordable Housing Board of Trustees. Read on...
  3. Vacancy Notice: Zoning Board of Appeals

    The Board of Selectmen is seeking one (1) qualified individual interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill a vacant term set to expire on March 31, 2022. Read on...
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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