Board of Selectmen

Contact: Larry Southard, Gary Thomas, Therese Gould
Brandi Page, Town Administrator
Address: One North Main Road, PO Box 237, Otis, MA 01253
Phone: (413) 269-0100 ext. 129
Hours: Monday -Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meetings:  2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:30 PM
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Therese GouldMay 28, 2024
Larry SouthardMay 27, 2025
Gary ThomasMay 26, 2026


The Board of Selectmen are the chief elected authority for the town and consist of a three-member Board. Each member serves a three-year term, with one member elected annually.

The Board has several important responsibilities under State statute including, but not limited to, the power to prepare the town meeting warrant or agenda, appointments to town boards and offices, employment of professional administrative staff and town counsel, the power to sign warrants for the payment of town bills, and the authority to grant licenses and permits. In addition, the Board sets policy and strategic direction, coordinates the activities of other boards, and hears appeals and resolves problems that have not been settled at lower levels. The Board works with its Town Administrator who oversees the day-to-day operation of the Town under the Board’s direction.

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room at the Otis Town Hall. There are, however, additions and cancellations so please be sure to contact the Selectmen’s Office for confirmation. Meeting dates are also posted on the calendar.

Anyone wishing to add an item to the agenda must do so on the Wednesday prior to the Tuesday meeting by calling (413) 269-0100 ext. 103.