Local Government

The Town of Essex is governed by a council-manager form of government. It has a five-member nonpartisan Selectboard, which is elected at large and serves as the Town's primary legislative body. The Town Selectboard appoint the Town Manager to oversee day-to-day municipal operations, to draft a budget, and to implement and enforce Town policy and legislative initiatives. 


The Town Selectboard meetings are held via a hybrid meeting model that utilizes Zoom. Participants may attend in person at the location indicated on the agenda or remotely. Meeting links can be found at the top of each agenda.  

  • Begin at 6:30 PM
  • Typically the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
  • Held in the main conference room at the Town Offices at 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, Vermont

Hybrid Meetings

Learn more about how to participate in Selectboard meetings by connecting online, calling in, or live-streaming (viewing only). Visit the Zoom Meetings page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas, meeting minutes, and Selectboard meeting packets are available by following the links below. Documents are kept on file at the Town Offices at 81 Main St., and may be viewed upon request.

Selectboard meetings are aired on CCTV Town Meeting TV. Please visit their website for airtimes. Meetings are also live streamed on CCTV Town Meeting TV's YouTube Channel.

View Most Recent Agendas / Packets and Minutes

Submissions for Future Agendas

 If you have items for the Selectboard meeting packets or a request to be placed on an agenda, please send your request to Marguerite Ladd at or Greg Duggan at  To be considered, all submissions and requests must be received by noon on Wednesday before the date of the next scheduled Selectboard meeting

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Selectboard Members

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Andy Watts, Chair2026(802)
Tracey Delphia, Vice Chair2024

(802) 598-3168
Dawn Hill-Fleury
(802) 878-7622
Kendall Chamberlin, Clerk2025
Ethan Lawrence2026

To ask questions or contact Selectboard members, you may also contact the Town Manager, Greg Duggan by emailing or by calling (802) 878-1341.


  1. General supervision of town affairs, working through the Town Manager.
  2. Ensure fair and credible planning and zoning process.
  3. Provide direction.
  4. Encourage communication among all entities.
  5. Provide financial and staff support through the preparation of the town budget.
  6. Insure appointees are qualified.


  1. Adopt ordinances, town plan and bylaws.
  2. Authorize permit issuance under interim zoning or during bylaw amendment hearings.
  3. Approve performance bonds for required public improvements.
  4. Approve application and hearing fees.
  5. Accept streets.
  6. Adopt impact fees and ordinances.
  7. Appoint and remove the Town Manager and supervise, create, change, and abolish offices, commissions or departments other than the offices, commissions or departments established by charter.
  8. Appoint the members of all boards, commissions, committees, or similar bodies unless specifically provided otherwise by charter.
  9. Provide for an independent audit by a registered or certified public accountant.
  10. Inquire into the conduct of any officer, commission or department and investigate any and all municipal affairs.
  11. Exercise other power which is granted to the Selectboard by the Statutes of the State of Vermont.

Visit the Administration page for more information regarding current initiatives.

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