The Ashland Select Board consists of five members each elected for three year terms. Specific powers and responsibilities of the Select Board are set forth in the Town's Charter.
The Board serves as the chief policy-making body of 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. They appoint Town Counsel and oversee matters of litigation related to the town. They enact rules and regulations for a wide variety of issues related to the town.
The Board typically meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
Vision Statement - The Town of Ashland will be a prosperous and fiscally sound community with a full range of housing, business, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities in a safe, inclusive and attractive environment for residents and visits. We will embrace all differences and ensure that all persons have the opportunity to enjoy, contribute and be part of the Ashland community.
Mission Statement - The Ashland Select Board is dedicated to promoting responsible fiscal management, advocating for sustainable development & growth and providing excellent municipal services which will enhance the quality of life in our diverse community. the Ashland Select Boars is committed to providing clean goals and objectives for Town management and creating effective engagement and public participation with residents, state legislators and other elected official in order to achieve our mission.