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Welcome to Arlington, MA

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2008 Common Cause Award Recipient
2008 Common Cause Award Recipient
2007 Common Cause Award Recipient
Town Governance
Town Governance

The executive branch is made up of a five-member Board of Selectmen, elected at large. The board hires a professional manager, the Town Manager, to administer the daily operations of the government. The legislative branch is a Town Meeting made up of 252 representatives, elected from each of the 21 precincts in Arlington. The Town Clerk notifies Town Meeting members of the time and place of Town Meetings.

The Board of Selectmen generally meet twice monthly on Mondays evenings. You can check the Town Meeting calendar for dates and times. You can also receive Selectmen agendas via email by subscribing to their email list at Selectmen meetings are broadcast on Arlington Community Media live and repeated throughout the week. Check the Arlington Community Media website for channel and time.

State Affiliations
Arlington is also a member of the 5th Massachusetts Congressional District, 4th Middlesex State Senatorial District, and the 15th, 23rd and 24th Middlesex State Representative Districts.

Schools are governed by a seven-member elected School Committee. The Committee hires a  Superintendent of Schools to administer daily operations.

Town budgets are compiled by the Town Manager and reviewed by the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee. School budgets are compiled by the Superintendent of Schools and reviewed by the School Committee. You can review current and previous budgets here.

Annual Reports
Every year the Town publishes an Annual Report. The Annual Report is compiled by the Town Manager’s Office and includes reports submitted by every Town department, School department, and many Boards and Commissions working within the Town. You can view current and past reports here.

State Links
Look here to view a list of Massachusetts government links including: Senate and Represative offices, major political parties, consumer affairs, and other state organizations.

Helpful Links

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