Town Meeting

What is Town Meeting?

Town Meeting is both an event and an entity. As an event, it is a gathering of a town’s eligible voters, and is referred to as “the Town Meeting.” As an entity, it is the legislative body for towns in Massachusetts, and is referred to simply as “Town Meeting.”

Learn more by exploring the subpages located on the left-hand side of this screen. You will find information on past and present town meetings, information for petitioners, the process with which a town meeting is conducted, and more.

Town Meeting Information

Town Meeting information by year is available on the left-hand side of this screen, and it includes a variety of informational items such as presentation guidelines, petitioner information and town meeting information for the current and past years, among other things.

Town Meeting Schedule for 2022

The Select Board has voted to hold a Special Town Meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022. More details will be published as they become available.

The Select Board has voted to hold Annual Town Meeting on May 1, 2022. Please check back here for additional information on the 2022 Annual Town Meeting as it becomes available.   

Special Arrangements or Needs/ADA Accessibility

Anyone with a disability requiring special arrangements for Town Meeting should contact Kate Hodges, Deputy Town Manager/ADA Coordinator at (978) 318-3000 by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the opening date of Town Meeting. The earlier that special arrangement needs are communicated, the more likely that time will allow for special accommodations, if possible, to be met.