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Is Elected Town Office of Interest to You?

On March 14, 2020, the Town will elect new members or re-elect current members to our elected boards and committees.

A number of positions will be on the ballot:

Board of Assessors
One position for a three-year term
Click this link to learn more about the Board of Assessors

Board of Health
Two positions for three-year terms
Click this link to learn more about the Board of Health

Library Trustees
One position for a three-year term
Click this link to learn more about the Library Trustees

Planning Board
Two positions for three-year terms
Click this link to learn more about the Planning Board

Selectmen
Two positions for three-year terms
Click this link to learn more about the Selectmen

School Committee *
Two positions for three-year terms
One position for a two-year term
One position for a one-year term
Click this link to learn more about the School Committee

Some current officeholders may decide to run for an additional term.  This information is not available at this time.

Consider how you might like to contribute to our Town’s future.  There is a link to each board or committee’s page where you will learn more about the work of the board or committee, meeting agendas, and minutes from past meetings.

Contact current members and ask questions about what is involved.  Attending a couple of meetings will further your understanding and also provide you with background in preparation for some of the questions you may be asked during your campaign.

If you decide that rather than running for office, you would like to volunteer for an appointed position, there are plenty of opportunities that will provide excellent preparation for a later run for an elected office.  Either way, getting involved in Town government will provide you with the opportunity to engage more deeply in the life of our community,

* Note that the number of seats to be filled on the School Committee reflects a unique situation.  Given staggered terms to ensure a smooth transition, this year there would normally be two seats on the ballot.

JoAnn Santiago, Chair of the School Committee, provided the following explanation of why there will be four openings this year:  “Member Dan Brosgol resigned last summer before becoming a Town employee as the School-Aged Child Care Director but was later reappointed to the School Committee by a joint vote of the Selectmen and the School Committee.  That appointment will end in March, to be filled by election to a one-year term to complete Brosgol’s original term. Due to a recent resignation of another member, the Selectmen will appoint an interim member until the March election when a new member will be elected to complete the two-year term of the member who resigned.”

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