Mission Statement

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


  • 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.
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  • James Craig, Chairperson
  • Jennifer Glass
  • Jonathan Dwyer

The members of the Board of Selectmen 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 selectmen 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 Board of Selectmen 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.

Selectmen-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
Selectmen's Press Statement
Selectmen's Statement in Support of School Project
McLean Suit: Court Decision
Selectmen's Press Statement