Selectmen, Board of
The board of selectmen consists of five members elected for three-year overlapping terms so arranged that the term of at least one member shall expire each year. They are elected at large by voters regardless of their political party affiliation. A member shall not hold any other appointed or elected, paid or non-paid, position in town government, including any temporary, or ad-hoc committee created at town meeting, or otherwise.
The board of selectmen shall be the primary policy making, planning, and goal setting agency of the town. They shall insure that the Provincetown General By-Laws shall be up to date and republished at least every five years, and make provisions for traffic regulation and control. The board of selectmen shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Massachusetts General Laws, the Provincetown General By-Laws, or the Charter, and which are not vested in a town officer or another town board by the Massachusetts General Laws, the Provincetown General By-Laws, or the Charter.
One of the most important roles is reviewing and adopting the annual budget which funds the Selectmen’s priorities, town’s operations, and capital projects for the fiscal year which begins every July. They also awards contracts, set user fees, and approves property tax rates.
The board of selectmen shall appoint a town manager, a secretary to the board of selectmen, and members of other town boards.
- Second and Fourth Mondays at 6:00 pm
- Special Meetings as necessary, See link to Agenda's below.
Videotaped Board of Selectmen's Meetings
Can be seen on Provincetown Television, Cable Channel 18:
Tuesdays at 8:00 am
Friday at 3:00 pm
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Saturday at 8:00 am
Thursday at 12:00 pm
Sunday at 7:00 pm
Watch past Board of Selectmen's meetings on Provincetown Community Television.
Agendas & Minutes
View the Board of Selectmen's Agendas and Minutes Archive.
- Austin Knight, Chair - Term ends May 2016
- Elaine Anderson, Vice Chair - Term ends May 2014
- Thomas N. Donegan - Term ends May 2016
- David McChesney - Term ends May 2014
- Erik P. Yingling - Term ends May 2015
Download the Board of Selectmen's Rules of Procedure