The Town Council is responsible for policy-making and professional administration. As an elected representative, a Council member must be a leader who is well informed about the issues before the governing body. The Town Council appoints all members of the municipal boards and commissions in Newton.
The most important responsibility of Council members is to assure effective, responsive administration of the Town, which is carried out by the Town Manager. The Town Manager is responsible to this elected body and serves at the pleasure of the Council