Governance

Massachusetts

Town Governance & Services

Alford uses the open town meeting form of government, and is led by a board of selectmen. The town has its own police, fire and highway (public works) departments, but does not have its own post office. The town’s library is in the Town Hall and is connected to the regional library system.

State & National Governance

On the state level, Alford is represented in the Massachusetts House of Representatives by the Fourth Berkshire district, which covers southern Berkshire County, as well as the westernmost towns in Hampden County. In the Massachusetts Senate, the town is represented by the Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin district, which includes all of Berkshire County and western Hampshire and Franklin Counties. The town is patrolled by the First (Lee) Station of Barracks “B-1″ of the Massachusetts State Police. On the national level, Alford is represented in the United States House of Representatives as part of Massachusetts’s 1st congressional district. See more information about our state’s current Elected Officials, and our State and Federal governments.