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.

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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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ClearGov

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

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Open Records Request

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

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Meet our newest team members  by Lisa Uglialoro,  Ashland Human Resources Director

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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. 

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.  Read more

UPDATE- July 23, 2021

Come talk about equity in our community!
Share your lived experiences and reflections surrounding race, diversity, and equity. Your participation in the project is crucial for moving Ashland toward this goal of fostering and supporting a greater sense of inclusion and belonging for all who work and reside here. 
Participate in a focus group, either in-person or virtually, or complete our survey that opens on July 26th. As part of the Ashland racial equity initiative (REI), Suffolk University’s Institute for Public Service is asking community members to share their lived experiences and reflections surrounding race, diversity, and equity. The past year has revealed heightened concerns over racial inequality throughout the United States, and the current COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these worries. The REI will aid in local government efforts to better understand how these issues are impacting Ashland’s multicultural community, with the goal of fostering and supporting a greater sense of inclusion and belonging for all who work and reside here. Your participation in the project is crucial for moving Ashland toward this goal.
Share your experiences at one of our in-person focus groups

Wednesday, July 28th 
Noon - 1 pm virtually
OR
6 - 7 pm  in-person at Ashland's Community Center on 162 W. Union Street

Saturday, July 31st
9:30 am- 10:30 am in-person at Ashland's Community Center on 162 W. Union Street

Learn more and register at this link


If you cannot attend a focus group, please complete this survey. 

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
Ashland Biz Buzz@ashlandbizbuzz@ashlandbizbuzz

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.