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Town Administrator Mel Kleckner

Brookline Town Hall
333 Washington Street
6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00

During the Summer (June 24 - Aug 30):
Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00 - 12:30

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L-R Ken Goldstein, Mel Kleckner, Betsy DeWitt (Chair), 
Dick Benka, Nancy Daly, Neil Wishinsky

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The Board of Selectmen is composed of five members who are elected for three-year terms. As the Chief Elected and Executive Officers of the Town, the Selectmen are vested with all the municipal authority not specifically retained by the Town's legislative body, Town Meeting. The Selectmen appoint a Town Administrator, responsible for the daily management of the Town, whose powers are specified in Chapter 270 of the Acts of 1985, as amended.

The Selectmen issue the warrants for Town Meetings and make recommendations on the warrant articles; initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in Town Meeting Warrants and then implement the votes subsequently adopted. They adopt town administrative policies; review and set fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and the six-year capital improvements program and make recommendations to Town Meeting on the same.

The Selectmen appoint department heads and members of most official boards and commissions; hold public hearings on important town issues and periodic conferences with agencies under their jurisdiction and with community groups; represent the Town before the General Court and in all regional and metropolitan affairs; and enforce Town By-Laws and regulations.

The Selectmen also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing over 600 licenses in more than 20 categories, including common victualler, food vendor, liquor, lodging house, open-air parking lot, inflammables, special events and entertainment.

The Board of Selectmen meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise posted.  The meetings are broadcast live by Brookline Access Television.


FY15 Budget & Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Visit the "FY15 Budget Central" for all information related to the FY15 budget.

FY14 Budget & Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Visit the "FY14 Budget Central" for all information related to the FY14 budget.


We are delighted to announce that the Town's FY14 Financial Plan was awarded the Outstanding Budget Presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association(GFOA).


Aaa Bond Rating Reaffirmed

We are pleased to announce that on May 15, 2013, Moody's reaffirmed the Town's Aaa bond rating.  Brookline is one of just 16 communities in Massachusetts that has been assigned the Aaa rating by Moody's.  You can access the report here.


The Board of Selectmen set Tuesday, May 27, 2014 as the date for the Annual Town Meeting.  It will be held in the High School auditorium.  The Warrant opens on Thursday, February 13 and closes at noon on Thursday, March 13.  All Town Meeting files can be accessed here.


The Board of Selectmen set Tuesday, November 19, 2013 as the date for the Special Town Meeting.  It was held in the High School auditorium.  The Warrant opened on Thursday, August 8 and closed at noon on Thursday, September 5.  It was executed by the Board of Selectmen on September 10th.  All Town Meeting files, including the Combined Reports and Results, can be accessed here.