Select Board


The Select Board is composed of 5 members who are elected for 3-year terms. Current members include:
  • Bernard Greene (Chair, term expiring 2024)
  • John VanScoyoc (Vice Chair, term expiring 2026)
  • Miriam Aschkenasy (term expiring 2024)
  • Michael Sandman (term expiring 2025)
  • Paul Warren (term expiring 2026)


The Select Board meets every Tuesday evening, unless otherwise posted (summer meeting schedule may vary). Location: Select Board Hearing Room, 6th Fl., Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street.

Select Board meetings are broadcast live by Brookline Interactive Group.

The Select Board Hearing Room is fully accessible and assistive listening devices are available.

Meeting Schedule

The Select Board will meet on a reduced schedule during the 2023 summer season. Find the full meeting schedule below:

  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 17
  • October 24
  • November 7
  • November 14
  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 19


As the Chief Elected and Executive Officers of the town, the Select Board are vested with all the municipal authority not specifically retained by the town's legislative body, Town Meeting. The Select Board 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 Select Board:

  • Issue the warrants for Town Meetings and make recommendations on the warrant articles
  • Initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in Town Meeting warrants
  • Implement the votes subsequently adopted
  • Adopt town administrative policies
  • Review and set fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and the 6-Year Capital Improvements Program
  • Make recommendations to Town Meeting on the budget and Capital Improvements Program
  • Appoint department heads and members of most official boards and commissions
  • Serve as Police Commissioners for the Town as outlined by Massachusetts State Law
  • 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
  • Enforce town by-laws and regulations
  • 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