Select Board

Mission Statement

The mission of the Select Board is to listen to the Town's needs and values in order to direct and manage the affairs and property of the Town accordingly


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday evenings, twice monthly in a hybrid format (in person at Town Offices and via Zoom).
  • Town Office
    16 Lincoln Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes


  • Kim Bodnar
  • Jennifer Glass
  • Jim Hutchinson, Chair

The members of the Select Board are the executive officers of the town. The three-member board, whose members are elected for staggered three-year terms, is charged with the general direction and management of the affairs and property of the town. The Select Board members appoint the town administrator to oversee the day-to-day functioning of the town.

Authority & Responsibilities

The Board's authority and responsibilities are derived from the Massachusetts General Laws and the Town’s Bylaws. Primary responsibilities include: ensuring that the town government is responsive to and reflective of community needs and values, initiating legislative policy by inserting articles in the town meeting warrant (or agenda) and then implementing and enforcing the votes subsequently adopted, appointing the majority of the town’s volunteer and professional staff, establishing administrative policy, setting program and service priorities and spending plans for the majority of municipal departments.

The Select Board is responsible for, in concert with the Finance Committee, Town Administrator, and Finance Director: developing fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and capital spending plan, convening and facilitating public discussion on a variety of important town concerns, representing the town on a number of inter-municipal boards and task forces, maintaining liaison with the town’s elected representatives to the General Court and pursuing the town’s legislative interests, issuing a number of permits and licenses, and ensuring proper maintenance of town buildings and facilities.

Liaison Roles 2023 - 2024


  • Finance Committee
  • Capital Planning Committee
  • Community Preservation Committee
  • Solar @ Landfill (and any other solar/electricity supply negotiations)
  • Hanscom Area Towns Committee
  • Water Department


  • Housing Commission/Housing Trust/Housing Coalition
  • Planning Board
  • Zoning Board
  • Housing Choice Act Working Group
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Anti-racism Committee, co-Chair
  • Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC), co-Vice Chair
  • Conservation Commission
  • Green Energy Committee/Climate Action Plan
  • Select Board Newsletter


  • Schools: Lincoln Public Schools; Lincoln-Sudbury RHS; Vocational Education
  • School Building Committee
  • Council on Aging & Human Services
  • Community Center Building Committee (Jonathan Dwyer is the SB’s voting representative, Kim is a liaison)
  • Historical Commission
  • Parks & Recreation/Celebrations
  • Roadways & Traffic
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Agricultural Commission
  • Public Safety
  • Dept. of Public Works
  • Lincoln’s 250th Celebration Committee
  • Pierce House

Proclamation - Juneteenth 2023

Proclamation - Pride Month 2023

Select Board Comments Hanscom North Field Project

Select Board Appointed Committees & Subcommittees

2022 Consent List of Committee/Board Appointments

COVID Public Access Plan
June 12, 2020 Memo From Chief Kevin KennedyProclamation - Eighth Grade Days 2020
Proclamation - Class of 2020 Day

Small Cell Policy
McLean Hospital SJC Decision
Select Board's Press Statement
Select Board's Statement in Support of School Project
McLean Suit: Court Decision
Select Board's Press Statement