Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen is the executive branch of Rockport's government.  The Board sets direction, legislates policies and is the appointing authority for all non-elected officials with the exception of staff reporting to the board of DPW commissioners and elected boards.  The Selectmen call all town meetings and elections, as well as propose budgets.  They are the licensing authority, set certain fees, and create, and/or adopt, basic rules and regulations.  They delegate governmental operations through contract to the Town Administrator who serves as the Town's Chief Administrative Officer. 

The Board of Selectmen is a five-member board duly elected by the citizens of Rockport to serve for three-year terms that are staggered among the members.  The Board meets every other Tuesday night at legally posted public meetings which are generally held in Conference Room A at the Town Hall and televised on Channel 12 of Cable Television the Monday following the Tuesday night meeting.

Board Liaison Assignments 


At a scheduled meeting held on April 23, 2019, the Board of Selectmen approved and revised the Alcohol Policies, Rules and Regulations.   

Click on the following for a "red line" version of the Alcohol Polices, Rules and Regulations.  
Click on the following for a master copy of the Alcohol Polices, Rules and Regulations.  


Long Beach Litigation Settlement
Helicopters in Rockports
Winter Parking Ban


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Mitchell Vieira Town Administrator/HR Director 978-546-6786
Debbie Powers Office Manager 978-546-6786

Board Members

Name Title
Denise Donnelly Member

Board Members

Paul F. Murphy



Ruth George



Sarah Wilkinson



Donald J. Campbell Jr

Vice Chair