The Madison Board of Selectmen is comprised of five (5) members consisting of a First Selectman and four (4) selectmen. Each member is elected to serve a two-year term.
The First Selectman, as defined by the Town Charter (PDF), is the chief executive and chief administrative officer of the town. Following each election, the Board of Selectmen elects one selectman to serve as the Acting First Selectman to assume duties in the absence of the First Selectman.
From time to time, the Board may appoint an ad-hoc committee with a specific charge and defined period of time. The Board may designate a selectman to serve on such committee.
The Board designates each selectman to represent the town on various boards and commissions as ex-officio or non-voting members.