Town Government

Form of Government 
The Town of Wenham has a Select Board and Open Town Meeting form of government. The Select Board employs an administrator to carry out its legislative and policy decisions. The Town Administrator handles the day-to-day administration of the Town.

The Town also has a number of appointed committees and commissions that specialize in various subject matter. 

Select Board Meetings
The Town Administrator and Select Board meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are occasionally rescheduled when necessary. Notices of all meetings are posted in the Calendar on the Town website and in the Town Clerk's Office. 

All meetings are OPEN to the public. Board minutes are available online and in the Town Clerk's Office. The Select Board may meet in private executive session only to discuss limited matters, such as litigation, land acquisition, and personnel. Board of Select meetings are recorded by HWCAM and broadcast live and tape-delay on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 36 and via the HWCAM YouTube page

Select Board agendas are finalized and posted on the Town website at least 48 business hours prior to the Board meeting. Board meetings follow a regular order of business:  

  • Call to Order
  • Public Input: Items Not On The Agenda
  • Announcements
  • Town Adminstrator's Report
  • Chair's Report
  • New Business
  • Old Business
  • Adjournment
Residents are invited and encouraged to participate in all regular Select Board meetings. The Chair provides an opportunity for the public to address the Board under the item on the agenda referred to as Public Input. Each person addressing the Board is asked to state their name and address. If the matter is presented in writing or in the form of a petition, a copy should be furnished to the Town Clerk. 

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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