Dedham has a strong base of civically-engaged residents and community-oriented officials.
- Civic Pride Committee: Promotes civic pride and works to preserve and beautify public spaces.
- Cultural Council: Supports artistic projects and activities, and works with their state counterparts to secure distribute funds for the arts.
- East Dedham Revitalization Committee: Studies and proposes ways to improve the economic landscape, land uses, and treatment of natural and cultural resources of East Dedham village.
- Public Service Recognition Committee: Recognizes citizens whose actions exemplify the spirit of public service with an annual award.