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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Serve as an Elected or Appointed Town Official

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Serve as an Elected or Appointed Town Official

Have you ever thought about giving back to the community or how you can affect change locally? Weston’s Town Government is supported by volunteers who serve on elected and appointed boards and committees. In fact, there are nearly 200 Weston residents who help make policy, develop and shape various Town projects, and give of their time and talents for the betterment of the community.
Current volunteer opportunities include elected offices and Select Board-appointed committees.


Elected Offices

The following are the elected offices of Weston and the number of seats that are open:

  • Board of Selectmen (1)
  • School Committee (1)
  • Recreation Commission (3)
  • Planning Board (1)
  • Board of Assessors (2)
  • Board of Library Trustees (3)
  • Board of Health (1)
  • Moderator (1)
  • Commissioners of Trust Funds (1)
  • Measurers of Lumbers (3)

The duties and responsibilities of each office are described in this Guide for Voters (PDF).


Incumbents Not Seeking Re-election

The Town Clerk has received notice from the following elected officials that they will NOT be seeking re-election. This list may change as we get closer to the Town Caucus. See Weston.org/Caucus for updates:

  • Elly Pendergast, Recreation Commission
  • Xinsheng Zhu, Recreation Commission


How to Run for Elected Office: The Town Caucus

Weston has traditionally used the caucus process to nominate candidates to be placed on the ballot for the Annual Town Election in May. At this event, residents express interest in serving as an elected official. Weston voters in attendance will nominate the individual to run for that office and if more than one person is nominated to one seat, the attendees will cast votes for the nominee they want as the candidate. If the nominees receive enough votes, the individual(s) become the Caucus Nominee(s) and is/are placed on the Town Election Ballot. This year’s Caucus will be held on March 10th in the Public Library. 


Appointed Opportunities

If an elected position is not your cup of tea, the Select Board is seeking volunteers to serve on the following appointed committees:

 See Weston.org/Volunteer for further details and the appointed volunteer application. Residents interested in an appointed position fill out an application and will meet with the Board in an open meeting to discuss their interest in serving on the committee.


For More Information

Office Responsibilities and Election Process - Visit the Town’s website at Weston.org/Caucus to learn more about the duties and responsibilities for each of the elected offices in Weston and more on the Town Caucus and election process. Residents interested in running for office must be a registered voter in Weston.

Attend a Meeting - Upcoming meetings of the elected and appointed boards/committees are posted to Weston.org/Meetings. ALL board/committee meetings are open to the public.

More Questions - If a resident has a question about the Town Election or the elected offices, they may contact the Town Clerk at 781-786-5010.

Weston.org/Caucus
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