Board of Selectmen

Meetings


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
  • Town Hall
    55 Main Street
    Meeting Room
    Westford, MA 01886
The meeting is telecast live on cable TV channel 9 for Comcast customers and channel 34 for Verizon customers.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas and Packets are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Board of Selectmen

Mission Statement


The Board of Selectmen is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens, providing a high quality education for our children, managing growth, maintaining the town infrastructure, and protecting the town's valued environmental and historic resources, all in a fiscally responsible manner. The board will provide open and honest leadership, promote citizen participation, and support and encourage our town employees and volunteers. The board will always act in the best interest of the Town.

The Board of Selectmen and town of Westford staff compiled a list of State Mandates that cost towns valuable funds to comply with. We are requesting that our state officials review this list and bring forth those mandates they feel may be changed to alleviate some of this financial obligation on the part of towns.

Purpose


The Selectmen are the chief policy making officials of the Town and are responsible for the enforcement of all town bylaws and regulations. The Board of Selectmen appoint the following people and committees according to the Charter explicit language:
  • Board of Appeals
  • Conservation Commission
  • Town Counsel
  • Town Manager

Other Committees


Additionally, in accordance with general language in the Charter, the Board of Selectmen appoint many other committees. A sample listing is shown below. For a full listing of current committees go the Boards and Committees database.
  • Cable TV Advisory Committee
  • Council On Aging
  • Historical Commission
  • Lowell Regional Transportation Authority Representative
  • Northern Middlesex Council of Government (Selectman Representative)
  • Permanent Town Building Committee
  • Any ad hoc committees required to carry out the responsibilities of the Selectmen which are not delegated to the Town Manager for appointment (for example, the Town Center Parking and Traffic Study Committee)