Board of Selectmen
The Board of Selectmen is composed of 5 members who are elected for 3-year terms. Current members include:
- Neil Wishinsky (Chair)
- Nancy Daly
- Ben Franco
- Nancy Heller
- Bernard Greene
As the Chief Elected and Executive Officers of the town, the Selectmen are vested with all the municipal authority not specifically retained by the town's legislative body, Town Meeting. The Selectmen appoint a Town Administrator, responsible for the daily management of the town, whose powers are specified in Chapter 270 of the Acts of 1985, as amended.
- Issue the warrants for Town Meetings and make recommendations on the warrant articles
- Initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in Town Meeting warrants
- Implement the votes subsequently adopted
- Adopt town administrative policies
- Review and set fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and the 6-Year Capital Improvements Program
- Make recommendations to Town Meeting on the budget and Capital Improvements Program
- Appoint department heads and members of most official boards and commissions
- Hold public hearings on important town issues and periodic conferences with agencies under their jurisdiction and with community groups
- Represent the town before the General Court and in all regional and metropolitan affairs
- Enforce town by-laws and regulations
- Serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing over 600 licenses in more than 20 categories, including common victualler, food vendor, liquor, lodging house, open-air parking lot, inflammables, special events, and entertainment
The Board of Selectmen meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise posted.
The meetings are broadcast live by Brookline Interactive Group.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. V
Override Study Committee
The Override Study Committee (OSC) was established by the Board of Selectmen in August, 2013. After many months of hard work, the OSC has submitted its Final Report. Visit the OSC's website for all information.
Also visit Override Central for all information related to the Board of Selectmen's review.
Aaa Bond Rating Reaffirmed
We are pleased to announce that on March 8, 2016, Moody's reaffirmed the Town's Aaa bond rating. Brookline is one of just 14 communities in Massachusetts that has been assigned the Aaa rating by Moody's. You can access the
Parking Meter Rates
The Transportation Board has made recommendations concerning the parking meter rates across the Town. The Board of Selectmen will be having a public hearing concerning the topic on April 26th at 7:45pm. For additional information on the proposed changes, find the minutes here.