Ashfield employs the open town meeting form of government, and is led by a board of selectmen and an administrative assistant. All of the town's services are located in the town center, including the town hall, police and fire departments, as well as the Belding Memorial Library and the town's post office. The nearest hospital, Franklin Medical Center, is located in Greenfield, as are most of the nearest state offices.
On the state level, Ashfield is represented in the Massachusetts House of Representatives by the First Franklin District of western Massachusetts. Our State Representative is Natalie Blais.
Additionally Ashfield is represented at the Massachusetts Senate by Adam Hinds and for more information oh how to contact Adam go to his web page.
On the national level, Ashfield is represented in the United States House of Representatives as part of Massachusetts's 1st congressional district.