Form of Government

Weston's Town Government is conducted in an Open Town Meeting, Board of Selectmen, and Town Manager form.

Town Meeting is the legislative body and must approve all spending and changes in the Town By-laws and Zoning By-laws. It is conducted by the elected Town Moderator. Any citizen of Weston who is a registered voter may participate in Town Meeting.

The Board of Selectmen is the executive branch of Town Government. The three members of the Board are elected and serve without compensation. The Board acts as the Town's primary policy making body for a wide variety of issues, and as such, appoints several Boards and Committees to assist and advise. The appointed boards and committees that are advisory in nature are given a directive by the Selectmen and provide a recommendation as to how the Selectmen should move forward. 

Day to day oversight of the Selectmen's office is provided by the Town Manager, who also supervises all Town departments under the jurisdiction of the Selectmen and serves as the liaison between the Selectmen and other Town Boards and Committees.

More information can be found in Town Meeting and Election and also under Boards and Committees.