The Board of Selectmen are the governing body of the Town. Their role, as promlugated by NH RSA 41:8 is to carry out the directives of Town Meeting and to "manage the prudential affairs of the town".
New Hampshire law vests many other duties with the Board of Selectmen. These include managing town roads, buildings & land, overseeing welfare, emergency management, layout of highways, dealing with hazardous or dilapidated buildings, issuing public health regulations, and enforcing land use regulations.
Board members are elected to three year terms. Washington residents may sign up to run for the Board during the month of January.
The board holds public office hours on Thursday from 9am-4pm and the formal meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 7PM at the Town Hall. A quorum of two members is required in order to conduct business.
Requests to be placed on the Selectmen's meeting agenda should be forwarded to the Executive Administrator, Deb DeFosse, via email or telephone at 603-495-3661.