Northborough Town Meeting approves ‘Select Board’ for BOS


Northborough Town Meeting approves ‘Select Board’ for BOS
This sign in Town Hall marks the office of the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator. Town Meeting has voted to change the name to Select Board. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

NORTHBOROUGH – The Northborough Board of Selectmen have officially changed its name to the Select Board.

Town Meeting approved an article for the name change on April 24.

Specifically, the article authorizes the board to petition the general court for special legislation for the name change.

Assistant Town Administrator Becca Meekins noted that there’s been support for a gender neutral name for their board.

Other local communities have adopted the Select Board name, including Shrewsbury, Westborough, Hudson, Southborough and Grafton.

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