The Wellesley Select Board is the town’s chief executive board and is made up of five elected residents. The all-volunteer Board is tasked with overseeing all matters affecting the interest and welfare of the community. Members serve 3-year staggered terms staggered terms, and are elected during the annual March town election.
The Select Board typically meets on Tuesdays to discuss town regulations and policies; long-term planning; civic and business matters; and more. For example, during a July 2023 meeting, the Select Board discussed how the town, following recent departures of its Human Resources director and assistant director, should rethink how that department will operate in a job market where it’s become increasingly difficult for the municipality to hire and retain employees.
In-person weekly meetings in the past have taken place at Wellesley Town Hall, however, that space is unavailable throughout 2023-24 due to the Town Hall construction project. Recent meeting space has been at the Tolles-Parsons Center, 500 Washington St. The public may attend meetings in-person, or by Zoom. Wellesley Town Meetings calendar here.
Wellesley Select Board—members
Lise Olney, Chair
Colette Aufranc, Vice Chair
Beth Sullivan Woods, Secretary