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Nahant Board of Selectmen


The Nahant Board of Selectmen has three members who are elected to serve three year terms, as defined by the Town Charter and the Term of Office By-law. The Town Charter, By-laws and the General Laws of Massachusetts grant the Selectmen broad powers to govern the Town.

The Selectmen appoint the Town Administrator. The Selectmen act as the primary policy-making body for a wide variety of issues, which affect the Town’s development and provision of services. They recommend the budget to the Annual Town Meeting, approve appointments made by the Town Administrator and the reorganization of Town Departments;provide oversight for matters in litigation;and act as the licensing authority for a wide variety of Town licenses and permits.

The Selectmen also act as the Board of Health, Cemetery Commissioners and Highway and Street Commissioners.

The Board is currently meeting on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm unless posted otherwise. Meetings will be held via Zoom and broadcasted to our local community cable television channels, Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon channel 45. Zoom information can be found on the posted meeting agenda and/or hearing notice. Agendas and hearing notices can be found on this website on the community calendar.

Board of Selectmen’s notices are available starting in 2011. Meeting notices, minutes and meeting video are posted whenever available or can be requested by putting in a public records request with the Town Clerk.

For additional information or schedule questions please contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office and ask for Kristin Taylor at 781-581-9927 or email at