Board of Selectmen – Did You Know?

Board of Selectmen – Did You Know?

The Board of Selectmen consists of five members elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis.The Board of Selectmen typically meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Check the town calendar for exact dates, times and locations. A public forum is typically held at the beginning of each regular meeting where the residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding town government.

The Board of Selectmen, in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L., the Town Charter and the By-Laws of the Town, is the Chief Elected Officers (CEO) of the community. This important responsibility includes: leadership in the Town’s fiscal health, the preparation of the Town Meeting Warrants; appointing authority for the Town’s three

chief officers, Town Manager, CFO/Town Accountant, and Town Counsel, Town Boards and Committees. The Board holds the authority to grant licenses and permits. The Board of Selectmen issue an Annual Town Report and make it available at least fourteen days in advance of the Annual Town Meeting.

The Board of Selectmen:

  1. Shall serve as the chief policy making board of the Town.
  2. Shall be responsible for the formulation and promulgation of policy to be followed by all Town Agencies serving under it.
  3. Shall adopt and submit a budget annually to the Appropriation Committee and to Town Meeting;
  4. Shall, in conjunction with other elected Town officers and boards and committees, develop and promulgate policy guidelines designed to bring all Town offices into harmony.

Contact Information:


Town Manager, Norman Khulamo

Director of Land Use and Town Operations, Elaine Lazarus

Executive Assistant, Maria Glynn


How to Get on the Board of Selectmen:

Hopkinton Town Election is held every year on the third Monday in May. To run for Selectmen a person must be a registered voter in Hopkinton and either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters; or a person may qualify by being the top vote getter in one of the town political party caucuses; or a combination of both. Selectmen is an unpaid volunteer position.