Town Manager - Select Board

To contact a selectman, please use the email addresses listed at the bottom of this page. 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town.  He supervises and directs the administration of all departments, boards and commissions except for the Select Board, Town Moderator, Finance Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of Voters.  His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of staff and members of certain boards and commissions;  attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Select Board to advise and recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the Town;  representing the Town in all litigation to which the Town is a party;  acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Town; preparation and administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the procurement of all goods and services on behalf of the Town.  

The Assistant Town Manager serves as the Town’s risk manager responsible for arranging the purchase of all lines of municipal insurance, chairing the town Safety Committee meetings, arranging for loss control training and working with insurance carriers to respond to claims against the town; serves in a human resources role informing employees about the various benefits available to them and establishing practices to comply with state and federal employment regulations; serves as a resource for departments seeking guidance on compliance with state procurement regulations; serves as the Town’s “point person” on cable licensing and assists the Town Manager with municipal administration including annual budget preparation, collective bargaining with unions and responding to questions or requests for assistance from residents.


The Select Board is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the Town's chief elected officials.  The Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the Board of Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant.  The Board Members are also responsible for issuing numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, common victualer licenses and licenses to operate automobile dealerships.  The Board Members serve on a part-time basis.

Select Board

NameRoleTerm Expiration
Lilia MaselliMember2027
Gregory B. BendelChair2025
Kevin A.  CairaMember2025
Gary B. DePalmaMember2026
Frank J. WestMember2026

Staff Contacts

NameTitle
R. Eric Slagle

Town Manager

Assistant Town Manager

Human Resources Director

Administrative Assistant

Procurement and Human Resources Coordinator

Senior Clerk