The Selectmen are the Chief Elected Officials of the Town of Hudson. As the senior elected board, the Selectmen are the primary policy makers for the town. They provide a valuable link to other boards through their liaison system. They serve as appointing authority for the Executive Assistant and most non-elected committee positions. They must also approve all employee appointments. The Selectmen are the statutory licensing agents for the town, and in this capacity, they authorize new licenses, hold hearings to consider infractions of existing licensees, and approve renewals. The Board is also charged with executing most contracts for the town.