Office in the Town Hall
56 School St.
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
P: (508) 693-3554 x208
F: (508) 696-7736
The Board of Selectmen are the Chief Elected Officials of the Town. The Board consists of five residents who are elected to three-year terms on a community-wide basis. Massachusetts General Laws vest the Board of Selectmen with all municipal authority not delegated to other elected boards or retained by Town Meeting, as the Town's legislative branch. The Board of Selectmen employs a Town Administrator to manage the day-to-day business of the Town within the Board's policy direction and a Town Counsel to handle the Town's legal affairs.
Examples of the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen include:
The Oak Bluffs Board of Selectmen meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Oak Bluffs Library Meeting Room. In addition, Special Meetings are called as needed by the Board. The Board's meetings are open to the public, and residents may address any issues or concerns that they have to the Board during the “Public Comment” portion of the agenda near the end of each meeting. The Board's meetings may also be viewed on Channel 15, the local government public access channel.