About the Board
The Board of Selectmen acts as the Town’s Chief Executive Body responsible for the general welfare of the Community. Specific powers and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen are set forth in the Town's Charter.
The Board serves as the chief policy making agency of the town and as the licensing board for the town. It is the local licensing authority for a broad range of activities including sale of alcoholic beverages, lodging houses, blasting operations, automobile dealers, junk dealers, pawnbrokers, parking and traffic regulation, storage of gasoline, restaurants, special events and entertainment.
The Board also has the responsibility to appoint and oversee the work of the Town Manager.
Annually the Board of Selectmen files with the citizens of Ashland an Annual Report.