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Board of Selectmen

The role of the Board of Selectmen is primarily to oversee the many departments, personnel and finances of the Town. The Selectmen are confident in the Department Heads who are in each of their various positions.  Although the Board is always willing to hear concerns, it’s also very important that the Board allows their Department Heads to do their specific job, first, as they are trained and certified in that area.

Current Board of Selectmen Members:

David Winchell Jr. –  1-207-432-6986 – Chairman

Liaison to:

  • Roads & Road Committee
  • Recreation Committee

Tom McGurty  –

Liaison to:

  • Municipal Management / General Government
  • Warrant & Finance Committee
  • Acton Public Access Television (APAT)
  • Cemetery Committee

Dan Norwood –

Liaison to:

  • School Department
  • Mary Grant Committee
  • Conservation / Forest Committee

Ed Walsh –  

Liaison to:

  • Fire Department
  • Transfer Station

The Select Board will be at the Acton Town Hall from 5:00pm – 6:00pm on each Wednesday to sign warrants and bills prior to their weekly meetings, which start at 6:00pm.

All meetings and workshops are open to the public, but the Board reserves the right to not allow public participation in workshops.

Approved minutes from the Selectmen’s Meetings can be found here, dating back to 2006.

The Board is always looking for feedback, comments, concerns and compliments from the public.  If you would like to meet with a Selectmen and this time is not convenient to you, please contact our Town Administrator Jennifer Roux to schedule a one on one meeting with any of us, or feel free to use the contact email and phone numbers above.

Board of Selectmen Open Office Hours:

In an effort to ensure open transparent communications between the Board of Selectmen and property owners of the Town of Acton, the Selectmen are pleased to announce their new office hours. Tom McGurty will be present the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am for public input. David Winchell Jr., Ed Walsh, and Daniel Norwood are available by appointment. Please be advised these hours are only with one Selectman and said Selectman will not have any decision making authorities until bringing the concern back to the full Board at the next regularly scheduled meeting. These times are being offered in hopes of allowing residents to share any thoughts or concerns, both positive and negative with the Selectmen regarding the Town of Acton Thank you in advance, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Senate District


House District


Congres. District




School Dist/Dept

Acton School Department


41.8 sq miles



Pop. Density

57/sq mile


W 70:54:57


N 43:32:01