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.

Official Town Meeting Vote Select Board Advisory Board

Town Meeting is Upcoming

Final Result:

Town Meeting is Upcoming

Community Organization Recommendations
PAX Green Caucus

Favorable Action

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