Amend the Town's General By-laws to replace "Chairman" and "Chairperson" with "Chair"
Petitioner: Neil Gordon, TMM1, and Hadassah Margolis, TMM8
Special Town Meeting, November 2019
In November, 2017, Town Meeting amended the General By-laws, changing all references to "Board of Selectmen" to "Select Board," and "Selectmen" to "Select Board members."
Concurrently, Town Meeting passed a resolution calling for the use of gender-neutral language in the conduct of Town business.
The observed practice of many of the Town's boards, commissions and committees is to refer to their "Chair" as such, regardless of the language of the current By-law. It seems an appropriate time to amend the By-laws, accordingly.