Board of Selectmen

Mission Statement

West Newbury elects a three-member Board of Selectmen to serve as the policy making body of the town. Each member serves a three-year term. The board is charged with appointing the Finance Director, DPW Director, Police Chief, Board of Fire Engineers, Finance Committee, and various other town boards and committees. 

The Board of Selectmen is the chief executive body in West Newbury. Appoints most of the boards and commissions and coordinates key boards and commissions. Oversees Town Operations - appoints police, fire, highway. Responsible for putting together the Annual and Special Town Meeting Warrants. Oversees the Personnel Bylaw for town employees and negotiates contracts for Police, Dispatchers, Highway Departments and the contract for Police Chief and Finance Director. Issues some licenses and permits, including liquor licenses, road cuts, soil removal permits, etc. Enters into contracts for the Town.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title
Mary Winglass Executive Administrator

Board Members

David W. Archibald



Glenn A. Kemper


Joseph H. Anderson, Jr.