The Select Board and Town Manager provide executive leadership for the Town of Chatham. Together, we pursue collaborative processes, ethical, and professional procedures to insure that Town resources are directed to providing the best services possible to protect public safety, public assets, and a special quality of life in Chatham. This office supports the Board and the Town Manager as they work toward this mission. The Board consists of five members, elected for three-year terms.
The Select Board represents the executive branch of the Town government and is elected by the voters. The Board acts as the Town's primary policy-making body for a wide variety of issues affecting service delivery, finance, and development. They provide oversight in matters of litigation, act as the licensing authority, enact rules and regulations regarding traffic control and use of Town property, and are responsible for calling Town Meetings and approving the Town Meeting warrant.
The day-to-day oversight of the Selectmen's Office is provided by the Town Manager.