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.
Our mission is to build and inspire a network of engaged and collaborative leaders who move the region forward.
Racial 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- September 2021
Thank you for participating in a focus group or completing the survey distributed through our partners, Suffolk University. We appreciate you sharing your experiences and enhancing our community for all!
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.