June 3rd, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Conway Grammar School gymnasium is the next Annual Town Meeting date.
June 3rd, 2023 'Warrant Lite' Voter Guide
Childcare is available for Annual Town Meeting. Please contact Kristen Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 26th to make arrangements.
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.
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.