Conway

  • Town of Conway Massachusetts
  • 32 Main Street
  • 413-369-4235
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TOWN MEETING

Annual Town Meeting is Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 AM at the Conway Grammar School.

Childcare is available, please contact Kristen Gordon a week prior to town meeting to reserve a spot.

June 1, 2024 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

June 1, 2024 Annual Town Meeting 'Warrant Lite' Voter Guide

Conway's bylaws, which include bylaws on the conduct of town meetings.

June 3rd, 2023 Warrant

June 3rd, 2023 'Warrant Lite' Voter Guide

June 3rd, 2023 Motions

Pre-Town Meeting recording

June 3rd, 2023 Town Meeting recording

FY22 Annual Report

Please come and share your voice!

Conway’s form of governance has been the open town meeting since colonial times, a form of government in which all registered voters of a town may vote on the Town budget and by-laws. The annual Town Meeting now takes place each year on the first Saturday in June. The Select Board summons the town meeting into existence by issuing the warrant, which is the list of items, or articles, to be voted on, with descriptions of each article. The Moderator officiates the meeting by reading each article, explaining it, and making sure the rules of parliamentary procedure are followed. The Finance Committee makes recommendations on money articles. The Town Clerk records the results of the meeting. Town Counsel makes legal recommendations on all articles to ensure town meeting is acting lawfully. There are times when a town meeting needs to be called to deal with issues that arise between the regularly scheduled annual Town Meetings. These meetings, called special Town Meetings, follow the same rules as the annual Town Meeting.

Here is a 6-minute clip from the Massachusetts Moderators Association about the Town Meeting Process. If you have a bit more time, here is a 30-minute video explaining more in depth about the warrant itself, the motions, how to amend motions and other important information about town meeting procedures.

If you wish to file a citizen's petition, please use this form and see the Town Clerk.

To find out more about the rights and responsibilities of a town meeting, please see the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Citizen's Guide to Town Meeting.

For those interested in learning more about how the Massachusetts State Legislature works, please see this presentation for more information.

Town Meetings

Name Uploaded Date
   Town Meeting 2014-05-12 Annual.pdf 2022-09-20 12:47:32
   Town Meeting 2015-05-11 Annual.pdf 2022-09-20 12:47:38
   Town Meeting 2016-05-09 Annual.pdf 2022-09-20 12:47:43
   Town Meeting 2016-05-09 Annual Minutes.pdf 2022-09-20 12:47:51
   Town Meeting 2017-05-08 Annual Minutes.pdf 2022-09-20 12:47:59
   Town Meeting 2018-05-14 Annual Minutes.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:07
   Town Meeting 2019-05-13 Annual Minutes.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:14
   Town Meeting 2021-06-05 Annual Minutes.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:23
   Town Meeting 2022-06-04 Annual Minutes.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:26
   Town Meeting Article Blank Petition.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:27
   Town Meeting 2014-01-13 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:28
   Town Meeting 2014-06-16 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:31
   Town Meeting 2014-10-06 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:34
   Town Meeting 2015-08-03 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:35
   Town Meeting 2016-02-02 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:38
   Town Meeting 2016-02-08 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:41
   Town Meeting 2017-10-30 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:44
   Town Meeting 2018-09-24 Special.pdf 2022-09-20 12:48:48
   Town Meeting 2015-05-11 Annual FY16.pdf 2022-09-20 16:07:46
   Town Meeting 2016-05-09 Annual Minutes 2.pdf 2022-09-20 16:15:31
   Town Meeting 2019-12-09.pdf 2022-09-20 16:16:18
   MA Legislative Process 10-27-2022.pdf 2022-10-31 13:45:13
   FINAL STM WARRANT.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-11-18 09:56:43
   AN ACT PROVIDING FOR RECALL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF CONWAY.pdf 2022-11-18 13:33:46
   2022 December Voter Guide.pdf 2022-12-06 11:34:00
   His Com Agenda 2023-01-27.pdf (View on Calendar) 2023-01-24 11:06:04
   Historical 2023-03-08.pdf (View on Calendar) 2023-03-06 11:11:30
   Town Meeting 2020 06 20 Annual Minutes.pdf 2023-04-12 15:18:09
   Conway Pre meeting.pdf 2023-05-01 09:08:59
   FINAL FY24 2023-06-03 Warrant all signatures.pdf 2023-05-03 11:18:49
   Annual Report Conway FY22 FINAL for printer.pdf 2023-05-12 09:03:00
   2023 Warrant Lite.pdf 2023-05-24 09:55:11
   FY 2024 MOTIONS 2023-06-03.pdf 2023-06-12 14:49:39
   2023 Special Town Meeting Voter Guide.pdf 2023-11-27 09:37:59
   FINAL Warrant all signatures STM 2023-11-21.pdf 2023-11-27 09:38:11
   2024 Voter Guide.pdf 2024-05-02 08:29:56
   FY25 FINAL warrant signed 2024-05-01.pdf 2024-05-02 08:34:11
   2024 pre-town meeting poster.pdf (View on Calendar) 2024-05-06 10:37:09
   Annual Report Conway FY23 corrections.pdf 2024-05-23 10:02:24