Nomination papers are now available for anyone interested in running for Town Meeting. Town Meeting Members are elected by voters in their precincts in the April 8th town election. Town Meeting Members serve for three years and represent their precincts by voting at the Annual and Special Town Meetings.
Town Meeting usually meets no more than seven evenings per year. Town Meeting Members play a crucial role in town government because most decisions, including all spending decisions, must be approved by Town Meeting. Parents of school-aged children who serve as Town Meeting Members can ensure the schools' needs and concerns are voiced at Town Meeting; they will also gain a greater understanding of the entire town budget.
If you would like to run for Town Meeting, you must pick up nomination papers in the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall and get 10 signatures of support from registered voters in your precinct. Nomination papers with signatures must be returned to the Town Clerk by February 18th.