Select Board

Mission Statement


The mission of the Select Board is to listen to the Town's needs and values in order to direct and manage the affairs and property of the Town accordingly

Meetings


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday evenings, twice monthly currently remotely via Zoom.
  • Town Office
    16 Lincoln Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Jonathan Dwyer, Chairperson
  • Jennifer Glass
  • James Craig

The members of the Select Board are the executive officers of the town. The three-member board, whose members are elected for staggered three-year terms, is charged with the general direction and management of the affairs and property of the town. The select board members appoint the town administrator to oversee the day-to-day functioning of the town.

Authority & Responsibilities

The Board's authority and responsibilities are derived from the Massachusetts General Laws and the Town’s Bylaws. Primary responsibilities include: ensuring that the town government is responsive to and reflective of community needs and values, initiating legislative policy by inserting articles in the town meeting warrant (or agenda) and then implementing and enforcing the votes subsequently adopted, appointing the majority of the town’s volunteer and professional staff, establishing administrative policy, setting program and service priorities and spending plans for the majority of municipal departments.

The Select Board is responsible for, in concert with the Finance Committee, Town Administrator, and Finance Director: developing fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and capital spending plan, convening and facilitating public discussion on a variety of important town concerns, representing the town on a number of inter-municipal boards and task forces, maintaining liaison with the town’s elected representatives to the General Court and pursuing the town’s legislative interests, issuing a number of permits and licenses, and ensuring proper maintenance of town buildings and facilities.

Proclamation - Juneteenth June 19th 2021

Select Board-Appointed Committees & Subcommittees

2021 Consent List of Committee/Board Appointments

COVID Public Access Plan
June 12, 2020 Memo From Chief Kevin KennedyProclamation - Eighth Grade Days 2020
Proclamation - Class of 2020 Day

Small Cell Policy
McLean Hospital SJC Decision
Select Board's Press Statement
Select Board's Statement in Support of School Project
McLean Suit: Court Decision
Select Board's Press Statement