Elected & Appointed Officials

Contact information for all town officials is listed below.

Elected and appointed officials play a key role in the government of the town.

Every year elections are held for the expiring elected positions on the first Tuesday in March. Typically at the first, or second, regular selectboard meeting after election day, the selectboard will make the appointments for open appointed positions. 

If you are interested in any of these positions, the best way to communicate interest is to attend these warned meetings, however, if you unable to attend you may inform the selectboard clerk, or any of the selectboard members of your interest.  

Below please find a complete list of the offices, current contact information for each, along with and each individual’s term expiration date.

Addison County Regional Planning Commission Representatives - ACRPC -

Jim Pulver

Chad Chamberlain – Alternate
(802) 247-3891


Addison County Solid Waste Management District Representatives - ACSWMD

Annina Seiler

David Sabatini – Alternate
(802) 247-6350

Board of Civil Authority
Animal Control Officers

Aaron Todd – Alternate
(802) 316-7742

Board of Adjustment
Cemetery Commission

cemetery@goshenvt.org (distributes to all three)

Ken Brown
(802) 247-3194

Diane O’Classen
(802) 247-4205

Jennifer Keeler

Emergency Management

Ethan West – Director
(802) 989-2901

Timmi Moffi – Coordinator
(802) 377-7934

Energy Coordinator

Bob West
(802) 247-9793


Fire Warden

Shawn Martin
(802) 417-9654
(802) 247-6433


Grand Juror

Jim Hayes
(802) 247-6151

Green-Up Day Coordinators

David Sabatini – Co-Coordinator
(802) 247-6350

Annina Seiler – Co-Coordinator

Goshen Municipal Forest Board

Tom Bahre, Chair

Jeff Whiting, Vice Chair
(802) 247-0174

Wes Holler, VT Fish & Game Warden

Andy Hutchinson, Forester

Goshen Selectboard
Goshen Treasurer

Health Officer

Janice Gould
(802) 247-9793


Historical Society

Madine Reed – President
(802) 342-2152

Galina Chernaya – Vice President
(203) 228-4415

Justice of the Peace

Thomasina Magoon, Chair – 2025
(802) 345-9399


Barb Walsh
(802) 247-3137

Fran Viko
(802) 247-0110

Madine Reed
(802) 342-2152

Moderator - Town Meeting
Occupational Drug Testing Representative

Timmi Moffi
(802) 377-7934

Otter Creek Unified Communication District - OCCUD
Planning Commission
Road Foreman & Crew
School Director - OVUS District

Fernanda Canales
(802) 247-3891


(email distributes to all 3 members)

Thomasina Magoon, Chair
(802) 345-9399

William Mathis
(802) 247-6720

Tammy Walsh
(802) 353-5507

Selectboard Clerk

Martin Fjeld
(802) 398-7007


Service Officer
Town Clerk

Martin Fjeld
(802) 398-7007

Office Hours 
Tuesdays 9 AM – 4 PM
And by appointment

Tree Warden

Distributes to all three members

Trustees of Public Funds
Weigher of Coal

Distributes to all three members

Zoning Administrator

Keith Arlund

911 Coordinator

Shari Brown
(802) 989-2785


Inspector of Lumber, Shingles & Coal

Distributes to all three members

Fence Viewers

Distributes to all three members

Roles & Responsibilities of Elected Officials 
(from VT Secretary of State’s website):

Animal Control Officer (appointed)
Cares for the animals that are impounded within the town. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Board of Adjustment (appointed)
Holds hearings and makes decisions on land use permit applications and appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator. 24 V.S.A. § 4460

Cemetery Commissioner (elected)
Responsible for the care and management of the town’s cemeteries. If no cemetery commissioners are elected, the selectboard fulfills this role. 18 V.S.A. § 5373

Collector of Current Taxes
A town must vote to have the Town Manager or Town Treasurer to collect current taxes.  If the town fails to vote, then the Town Constable becomes the collector of current taxes. 24 V.S.A. § 1529

Collector of Delinquent Taxes (elected)
A town must vote to authorize the selectboard to appoint a collector of delinquent taxes, who may be the Town Manager or Town Treasurer. 17 V.S.A. § 2651d  If a town fails to vote, then the Town Constable becomes the collector of delinquent taxes.

Emergency Management Director (appointed)
Responsible for the organization, administration, and operation of the local committee that is formed for emergency management in the town or city. The emergency management chairperson is under the direct control of the selectboard but may coordinate his or her emergency management efforts with neighboring towns and cities, and with the state emergency management division and the federal government. 20 V.S.A.§ 6

Energy Coordinator (appointed)
Responsible for developing the town energy plan and conducting the town energy audit. 24 V.S.A. § 1131

Fence Viewers (appointed)
Three viewers are appointed by the selectboard each year. When called upon, they examine fences and other boundaries within the town. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Forest Fire Warden (appointed)
Appointed by the fire commissioner with the approval of the selectboard. Prevents forest fires in the town by enforcing the laws designed to prevent forest fires. 10 V.S.A. § 2641

Health Officer (appointed)
Appointed by the commissioner of health to a three-year term after recommendation by the town selectboard. Enforces the rules and regulations for the prevention and abatement of public health hazards. 18 V.S.A. § 601

Inspectors of Lumber (appointed)
Appointed, upon request, to examine, measure, and classify the quality of lumber, shingles, and wood sold within the town. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Listers (elected)
Appraise property within the town for the purpose of property tax assessment. Should be able to be polite, yet firm, and not be oversensitive to criticism. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(5)2651c

Moderator (elected)
Runs the annual and special town/school meeting. Should have a good sense of humor, be good at group process, and have experience following Roberts Rules of Order. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(1)

Planning Commissioners (appointed)
Appointed unless town votes to elect. Duties include preparing a municipal plan; making recommendations on matters of land development, conservation, and preservation; and participating in a regional planning program. Makes site plan and subdivision permit decisions unless there is a development review board in town. Should have a good working knowledge of all aspects of the town and be able to listen to many sides of an issue. 24 V.S.A. § 4323

Regional Planning Commission Representative (appointed)
Helps develop the regional plan and assess municipal land use plans. 24 V.S.A. § 4341 et seq.

Road Commissioners (elected or appointed)
Can be elected or appointed. Has no independent authority, but can assist the selectboard in overseeing town highways at the request of the board. Should have experience with town highways and be a good communicator. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(16)17 V.S.A. § 2651

Selectboard Members (elected)
General supervision and control over town; enacts ordinances, regulations, and policies for town; oversees town property and personnel; prepares, presents and manages budget; and oversees roads, including laying out, discontinuing, and reclassifying roads. Sits as local board of health, liquor control commission, and sewer commission. Should know the town well, be able to understand all sides of complex issues, and have very thick skin. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(4)17 V.S.A. § 2649

Service Officer (appointed)
Appointed on or before April 15th of each year. Assists individuals within the town who require emergency food, fuel, or shelter assistance when the Vermont Department of Social Welfare is not available. 33 V.S.A. § 2102 et seq

Tree Warden (appointed)
Plans and implements a shade tree preservation program for the purpose of shading and beautifying public places. Removes diseased, dying, or dead trees; which create a hazard to public safety or threaten the effectiveness of disease or insect control programs. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Trustees of Public Funds (elected)
Real and personal estate, except U.S. public money, held by a town in trust for any purpose, including cemetery trust funds, unless the person giving the same otherwise directs, shall be under the charge and management of three trustees, elected by the town when the town so votes. At the meeting when such trustees are first elected, they shall be elected for the following terms: one for one year, one for two years, and one for three years. Their successors shall be elected for the term of three years, but a person chosen to fill a vacancy caused by death, resignation, or otherwise shall serve only for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Weighers of Coal (appointed)
Serves as a referee over weights of contested loads of coal. 24 V.S.A. § 871

Zoning Administrator (appointed)
Appointed by the planning commission with the approval of the selectboard. Approves or denies applications for zoning permits. Administers the municipal bylaws literally. Enforces regulations pertaining to the zoning ordinance. 24 V.S.A. § 4448