Select Board – Did You Know?
The Select Board consists of five members elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis.The Select Board 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 Select Board, 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 Select Board issue an Annual Town Report and make it available at least fourteen days in advance of the Annual Town Meeting.
The Select Board:
- Shall serve as the chief policy making board of the Town.
- Shall be responsible for the formulation and promulgation of policy to be followed by all Town Agencies serving under it.
- Shall adopt and submit a budget annually to the Appropriation Committee and to Town Meeting;
- 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.
Town Manager, Norman Khumalo
Assistant Town Manager, Elaine Lazarus
How to get on the Select Board:
Hopkinton Town Election is held every year on the third Monday in May. To run for Select Board 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. Select Board is an unpaid volunteer position.