Burlington is governed by a 126 member representative Town Meeting (18 representatives elected per precinct) and a five-member executive Board of Selectmen. The members of the Board as of April 2012 are:
Robert Hogan, Chairman, First elected 4/10, Term ends 2016
Michael C. Runyan, Vice-Chairman, First elected 4/12, Term ends 2015
Ralph C. Patuto, First elected 4/06, Term ends 2015
Daniel Grattan, First elected 4/11, Term ends 2014
Christopher Hartling, First elected 4/13, Term ends 2016
The current Town Administrator is John Petrin. Thomas Hickey is the Assistant Town Administrator.
The Departments under the Town Administrator include: Accounting, Conservation, Fire, Human Resources, MIS, Police, Public Works and the Human Services Departments.
Burlington has an elected Town Tax Collector/Treasurer, Brian Curtin and
elected Town Clerk, Amy E. Warfield.
There are also Elected Boards overseeing Assessors, Health, Housing, Library, and Planning.