Selectmen are a Town’s executive officers. Voters elect them to the Board of Selectmen. Hawley has three members. Selectmen are authorized to call a Town Meeting provided that they have posted a warrant. In small Towns, the Board of Selectmen — or “Selectboard,” as it is increasingly coming to be called — runs the Town’s operations and supervises its workers.
Note, in Hawley, the Selectboard also serves as the Town’s Board of Health.