Town Moderator

Town Moderator – The Town Moderator is elected for a three- (3) year term during Town elections. The Moderator presides over Town Meeting and is responsible for its conduct consistent with Town By-laws and Massachusetts General Laws and parliamentary procedures as defined in Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law published by the Massachusetts Moderators Association. Massachusetts General Laws grant the Moderator broad authority to accept parliamentary motions, regulate debate and rule speakers in or out of order. A primary role of the Moderator is to ensure that motions (or amendments to motions) remain within the scope of the article published in the Warrant.

Town Moderator - James S. Jurgens