The Board of Selectmen is the chief executive office of the Town. This elected body formulates policy directives and guidelines for all Town agencies, oversees licensing, and makes appointments to Town offices, boards, and committees, as defined by Town Charter Section 3-2.

Members

The Board of Selectmen has five members who are elected to 3-year terms, with an equal number of terms expiring each year as is feasible. Town elections are held annually on the second Saturday of April.

Current members include:

NAME ROLE Term EMAIL
James A. MacDonald
Chair 2021 jmacdonald@dedham-ma.gov 
Brendan G. Keogh Vice Chair 2019
bkeogh@dedham-ma.gov
Michael L. Butler Member 2019 mbutler@dedham-ma.gov
Dennis J. Teehan, Jr. Member
2020
dteehan@dedham-ma.gov
Dennis J.Guilfoyle Member 2020 dguilfoyle@dedham-ma.gov

Contact

Town boards and committees are staffed by volunteers who may not be available during business hours. If you need a response during business hours, please contact the Town Manager's Office.

To contact members of the Board of Selectmen, please email freshideas@dedham-ma.gov.

Meetings

The Board of Selectmen holds public meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise posted. Meeting dates and times are posted at Town Hall and the Dedham Public Library at least 48 hours before each meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Meeting agendas will also be posted on this website.