Board of Selectmen

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • Dates to be announced
  • Town Hall
    41 Highland Avenue
    Cohasset, MA 02025

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

   
  • Paul Schubert
    Position: Chairman
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    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2018
  • Jack Keniley
    Position: Vice-Chairman
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    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2019
  • Diane Kennedy
    Position: Clerk
    Phone: 781-383-1304
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    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2020

  • Steve Gaumer
    Position: Member
    Phone:
    781-383-9246
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    Position Type: Elected
    Term:
    3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2019
  •  Kevin McCarthy
    Position: Member
    Phone: 781-534-0509
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    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 3 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2020

Additional Contact Information


The Board of Selectmen may be contacted through direct contact of members or by contacting the following Town officials:

Budget Messages


Mission Statement


The Mission of the Board of Selectmen is to protect, maintain, and enhance our dynamic community, historical heritage, and coastal environment by providing thoughtful leadership and fostering citizen engagement.

Under Massachusetts General Laws and the Town Manager Act, the executive powers of the Town are vested in the five-member Board of Selectmen. Members are elected for 3 year staggered terms. The Board of Selectmen serves as the chief goal setting and policy-making body of the Town. The Board acts through the adoption of policy directives and guidelines which are implemented by the Town Manager, employees, and other officers.

Responsibilities


The Board of Selectmen is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
  • Appointing Authority for many Town Boards and Committees, and for employees of the Departments under their jurisdiction
  • Preparation of warrants for both the annual and special Town meetings
  • Makes recommendations on all articles to be considered by Town meetings
  • Possession and management of all town-owned real estate, unless jurisdiction is otherwise assigned to another Town agency pursuant to the general laws or by vote of Town meeting
  • Licensing Board for the Town