The Town of Danvers is governed by Massachusetts General Law, Town by-laws, the Town Manager Act, and other relevant statutes. Under the Town’s form of government, an elected, five-member Select Board appoints a Town Manager to administer the daily operation of the Town. The Town’s legislative body is Representative Town Meeting. In accordance with Town by-laws, the Town Manager must annually submit a balanced budget to the Select Board by March 1. The budget is reviewed by the Board before being moved to the Finance Committee by April 1. The Finance Committee reviews the annual operating budget and other warrant articles and submits their recommendations to Town Meeting. Town Meeting then votes to adopt the annual operating budget and other warrant articles at the Annual Town Meeting.
This section will be updated throughout the FY2024 budget process.