Town Meeting

CHANGES TO 2020 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING DUE TO COVID

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Concord Annual Town Meeting will look and feel different this year. Town Meeting is anticipated to take place outdoors, on the Doug White Field at Concord Carlisle Regional High School, on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 1:00 pm (rain date: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm). The Moderator has developed this Protocol for the Meeting, in consultation with the Select Board and Concord’s Public Health and Safety Officials, to provide as nearly as possible the participatory experience to which Concord voters are accustomed, while simultaneously protecting public health. This Protocol is published in advance of Town Meeting to allow voters to know what they should expect, and what will be expected of them. However, changes in this Protocol may be required prior to Annual Town Meeting. A copy of the protocol can be found here.


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

Annual Town Meeting has been scheduled for 1:00PM on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Doug White Memorial Field located at Concord Carlisle Regional High School (between the high school and Route 2). The rain date is Monday, September 14th at 5:00PM at the same location. The Town will be hosting a supplemental round of public hearings on each night starting at 7PM on August 17th (Joint Select Board/Finance Committee), August 18th (Finance Committee), and August 19th (Planning Board). See committee agenda for the Zoom hyperlink invite.  
  

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.