From the Desk of the Select Board

January 2023 - Edition 4


This monthly newsletter highlights actions of the Board and its meetings to inform residents and employees of Town business.

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Shrewsbury 2030 Strategic Plan Approved!

Mr. Mizikar provided a presentation to the Board and to the Public on the Shrewsbury 2030 Strategic Plan. The presentation can be found in full here.

Mr. Samia noted how the plan was resident centric from the beginning and really shows the value of planning to create alignment across an organization.

Ms. Casavant congratulated Mr. Mizikar as this was part of his vision when he first started. She congratulated the work of Town Staff and the fine tuning of the plan to improve trust and transparency in local government. Additionally, Ms. Casavant asked how the Strategic Plan will impact the budget process. Mr. Mizikar noted that budget requests are tied directly to the Strategic Plan.

The presentation and Board's discussion of the Strategic Plan begin here in the meeting recording.

You can learn more about the Strategic Plan and the planning process at

May 2023 Annual Town Meeting Schedule

Mr. Mizikar recommended that the 2023 Annual Town Meeting be held beginning on Monday, May 15, 2023 and propose the Board holds the following dates for actions relative to the Annual Town Meeting:

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023: The Select Board set the time and place for the 2023 Annual Town Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023: The Select Board reviews the draft Annual Town Meeting Warrant
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023: Deadline for Citizens Petitions to be received at the Town Clerk’s Office with ten signatures
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023: The Select Board signs the final Annual Town Meeting Warrant
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023: The Select Board votes to recommend or not to recommend the Warrant Articles for the Annual Town Meeting

This timeline is subject to change. If the Annual Town Meeting does not conclude in one day, it will continue on either Tuesday, May 16, 2023 or Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

The Finance Committee will hold public hearings on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant on Thursday, April 13, 2023 and Thursday, April 27, 2023 (if necessary). Please advise with any questions or concerns.

January 2023 Highlights

Interested in Becoming a Town Meeting Member?

Are You Interested in Becoming a Town Meeting Member?

Join us on February 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM at the Shrewsbury Senior Center!

The Town is hosting a Forum for those interested in running for Town Meeting Member in Shrewsbury! There will be an overview of Town Government and a Panel Discussion with former and current Town Meeting Members!

Reach out to the Office of the Town Manager at or 508-841-8508 with any questions!

Select Board - January 10, 2023
Select Board Meeting - January 24, 2023

January 30, 2023 Workshop

Select Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 7pm

100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, MA

Selectmen's Meeting Room

Select Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 7pm

100 Maple Avenue

Shrewsbury, MA

Selectmen's Meeting Room

About Us

The Select Board acts as the Town's Chief Executive Body responsible for the community's general welfare following guidelines set forth in Operational Policies for the Select Board. Specific powers and responsibilities of the Select Board are set forth in Chapter 559 of the Acts of 1953 which is better known as the Town Manager Act and the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.