UPDATE: Town Hall will remain closed to the public until Monday, May 4, per Gov. Baker's emergency order of 3/31. Town staff will continue providing services remotely. See more information.


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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.


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

Current members include:

 Dennis J. Guilfoyle


James A. MacDonald
Member 2021
Dennis J. Teehan, Jr.
Dimitria Sullivan
Member 2022
Sarah MacDonald 
Member 2022


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


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.