Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen name change moves forward

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Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen name change moves forward
Shrewsbury’s Town Hall stands within the town’s municipal campus off Maple Street. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen took another step last month toward officially changing its name to “the Select Board.” 

The board unanimously voted to file a petition with the state legislature during their June 28 meeting.

“Off it goes to Boston,” said Chair Moe DePalo following the vote. 

With this move, Shrewsbury took a step toward soon joining neighboring Westborough, Hudson and Southborough in adopting such a change. 

In Shrewsbury, this comes after Town Meeting members approved an article back in May to amend the town bylaws to change all references to the Board of Selectmen to Select Board. 

The members also voted to authorize the selectmen to file this petition to the General Court for a special act changing the name. 

“[The] Finance Committee unanimously thinks it’s about time this was done,” committee member Mark Adler said when reporting the committee’s vote during the May Town Meeting. 

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