Citizen Engagement and Transparency Center

Ashland is committed to improving civic engagement and transparency throughout the community. As part of this effort, we have made the decision to consolidate many of these transparency and engagement tools in one specific section: the Citizen Engagement and Transparency Center". Here you will have the ability to find opportunities to participate in town-wide activities, read about the fiscal condition of the town, find plans and proposals about new developments, see where your taxes go, and also compare our revenue and expenses to other communities. We will continually update this in an effort to help keep you better informed.

The Town of Ashland Guidelines and Best Practices 
for the Use of Social Media

The Town of Ashland created social media accounts for various departments to effectively engage residents with accurate, transparent, and insightful dialogue bridging communication between administration and residents. 

View the full document here


Town of Ashland Department Accounts

*Reminder these accounts are public. You do not need an account with any of these social media platforms to view the content on any of these pages.*

Department
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube
Town Hall@TownofAshlandMA@TownofAshlandMA@ashlandmass
Corner Spot@cornerspotashland@cornerspotashland@cornerspot01721
Ashland DPW@dpwashland


Ashland Public Library@ashlandpubliclibraryma@ashlandpubliclibraryma@ashlandmaya
Ashland Recreation@ashlandrec@ashlandrecreation

Ashland Senior Center@ashlandseniorcenter


Ashland Human Services@ashlandyouthandfamilyservices


Ashland is Dementia Friendly@ashlandisdementiafriendly


Other Accounts privately managed include Ashland Fire Department and Ashland Police Department. 

Racial equity study group text over black colored graphic of two hands shakingRacial Equity Study Group

Michael Herbert introduced the Racial Equity Study Group during the Ashland Board of Selectmen Meeting on August 5th, 2020. "In light of the recent murder of George Floyd and the global response it generated, I felt it was more important than ever to understand the perceptions of the town by people of color and how we can do a better job of creating an inclusive community for all,” said Herbert. 

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Agendas & Minutes

View posted agendas and minutes here

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Audits

View Town of Ashland's Information here

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Budget Documents

Access FY20 here

*FY21 coming soon*


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Open Records Request

Use Next Request to submit an open records request with the Town.

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Ashland Visual Budget

Use Visual Budget to access the Town's financial information. 

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ClearGov

Use ClearGov to follow your tax dollars, view the Town's Demographic Info, and more.

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Leadership MetroWest

 Our mission is to build and inspire a network of engaged and collaborative leaders who move the region forward.