Board of Selectmen / Administration

Mission

The mission of the Town Administrator’s Office under the direction of the Board of Selectmen is to ensure the safety, education, and well-being of the community; to be a leader in the delivery of efficient and effective quality services that respond to community needs; to promote the continuous improvement of staff skills and performance; to encourage an environment of trust; to respect cultural and economic diversity; and to preserve the historic character of the community.


The Board of Selectmen, as the chief policy makers for the Town of Dennis, Massachusetts, with support of the Town Administrator will provide leadership in advancing the following primary and supporting values:

Value 1. Ensure the safety, education, and well-being of the community
  • Protect the safety of persons and property
  • Maintain the high quality of education for all
  • Maintain the Town's infrastructure
  • Support human/community services
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Identify and promote economic opportunities
Value 2. Be a leader in the delivery of efficient and effective quality services that respond to community needs
  • Deliver innovative municipal services
  • Encourage cost saving initiatives
  • Assess and prioritize community needs
  • Maintain the Town's "AAA" bond rating
Value 3. Promote the continuous improvement of staff skills and performance
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a highly skilled workforce
  • Promote and recognize municipal professionalism
  • Measure, evaluate, and improve performance
Value 4. Encourage an environment of trust and honesty
  • Uphold high ethical standards
  • Value teamwork and cooperation
  • Promote open communication with the public
  • Solicit citizen participation
  • Recognize the outstanding contributions of citizens
Value 5. Respect cultural and economic diversity
  • Promote diversity in the workforce and community
  • Provide services that are accessible, fair, and equitable
Value 6. Preserve the historic character of the community
  • Celebrate Dennis’ unique heritage
  • Protect open space

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Elizabeth Sullivan Town Administrator (508) 760-6148
Jacquelyn Shea Executive Assistant (508) 760-6148
Laurie Barr Administrative Assistant (508) 760-6104
Wendy Gothan Legal Administrator (508) 760-6156

Board of Selectmen

NameTitlePhone

Chair

Vice-Chair

Licensing Chair

(508) 470-1115

Clerk

(508) 364-9995