There are three Trustees of Trust Funds who are elected by popular vote of the town, each one serving for three years on staggered terms. The current Trustees are listed above.
The Trustees report to the NH Attorney General's office and are fully independent of the Selectmen. The legal role of the Trustees is to manage (make deposits, maintain investments, and issue disbursements) the many funds that are held in reserve by the town.
These include bequests that have been given to the town for specific purposes (such as maintaining the Jackson Falls) as well as funds that have been set aside by Warrant Articles at voted on at Town Meeting; to accrue for future expenses or purchases (such as the police cruiser).
They also manage funds related to the Jackson School District, the Jackson Library, the Old Library Committee and the Jackson Water Precinct. A full listing of all of the funds can be found in the annual town report.
The Trustees generally meet formally just once each year in late December to review the past year's activities and decide on a course for the coming year. Currently, the files and records of the Trustees are kept by the Treasurer, Helene Matesky.