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Select Board

Board Members

K. David Maxwell, Chair

Term ends: 2024


Lydia Petty, Vice-Chair                                          Merry Shernock                    

Term ends: 2025                                                                                      Term ends: 2025

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Charlie Morse                                                         John B. Stevens

Term ends: 2024                                                                                     Term ends: 2026                                       

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Following the effective date of Town/Village Merger on July 1, 2014, the legislative body of Northfield, Vermont is the Town Select Board, whose members are elected to two- or three-year terms by Australian Ballot on Town Meeting Day.

The Town Select Board's primary responsibilities include overseeing the operations of the Northfield Emergency Services (Fire, Police, and Ambulance), the Northfield Highway Department, and the Northfield Utility Departments (Water, Sewer, and Electric).  The Town Select Board also is responsible for recreational facilities in Northfield.

In 2023, the Northfield Select Board will hold its regular meetings in the Community Room located in the Brown Public Library (93 South Main Street) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Click the link below for Agendas & Minutes for the full meeting schedule.  Current year agendas and meeting minutes from 2021, 2022, and 2023 are available.  Minutes for previous years are available at the Town Clerk's Office.

Please contact the Town Manager's Office at 485-9822 by 4:00 p.m. the Thursday prior to the next regular meeting if you or your group would like to be scheduled under "Public Participation." 

Town Select Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Procedures for Public Participation

Northfield VT Community Goals

Northfield VT Statement of Anti-Racism (Approved 10/13/2020)

Northfield VT Declaration of Inclusion (Approved 12/13/2022)


Northfield Town Budget FY 2024/2025

The Northfield Select Board now is in the process of drafting the municipal budget for the next fiscal year that will be presented for voter approval at the March 5, 2024 Town Meeting.  Please check the Select Board meetings page (click here)

for the schedule and agendas of future budget meetings should you be interested in attending either in person or remotely. 

Please click here to download the initial draft (11/21/23) of the proposed budget. 



Wayfinding Master Plan Project Update


The materials for the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) Grant Implementation Committee presentation at the 11/28/23

Select Board regular meeting are available for downloading here. 

Please click the links below.

Wayfinding Plan                 Town-Wide Map

Northfield Trail Signage        Wayfinding Map


Vermont League of Cities & Towns ARPA Information Session (03/11/2022)


Northfield ARPA Community Advisory Project Report (12/13/2022)

Northfield ARPA Community Advisory Project Report (Appendices)

The Select Board members have developed and adopted this form as part of their efforts to decide how best to allocate local American Recovery Plan Act (APRA) funds.  This form is being presented to the Northfield community as a means for entities to request funds for specific projects.  Those interested in requesting ARPA funds must complete the form and then submit it to the Town Manager by email at  or by regular mail to Town Manager, 51 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663.  In addition, those interested are strongly encouraged to submit their completed forms as soon as possible so the Select Board members can start considering all requests.

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