Joyce M. Mason
Assistant Town Manager
Mashpee is, and shall remain, a small town community whose members choose to live in harmony with one another and with nature; known for its leadership ability and creativity in educating and serving its residents.
The Office of the Selectmen and the Town Manager is the administrative hub of Mashpee's Town Government. The five member Board of Selectmen serve staggered three-year terms, and hold the Town's executive powers, as granted by state general laws and the Mashpee Town bylaws. The Board is the chief goal setting and policy making agency of the Town. It makes key financial decisions and presents recommended actions to Town Meeting voters. The Selectmen are responsible for establishing the warrant (agenda) for all Town Meetings, and are also responsible making appointments of town employees and members of appointed boards and committees.
The Town Manager and Assistant Town Manager are appointed by the Board of Selectmen to be responsible to the Board for the proper administration of all Town Affairs. This Office provides the financial coordination, including preparation of the annual Town Budget as well as planning and monitoring the fiscal condition and needs of the Town. This Office supervises the various Town Departments, and is also responsible for the negotiation of all Town labor contracts. Other duties include administering the use of Town properties, planning for capital improvements, ensuring that all laws and bylaws are obeyed and carried out and handling any responsibilities assigned by the Board of Selectmen.
The Selectmen's Office directly administers licensing and permitting for the sale and consumption of alcohol, entertainment, amusements, auto sales, vehicles for hire, signs placed in the public layout an other miscellaneous local licenses, as well as overseeing the conversion of private roads and the assessment of betterments.