This post introduces a series of posts on the subject of learning about town government, specifically in my town of Cambridge, Vermont. I have been on the town selectboard now for about 16 months. What have I learned? At the next annual town meeting on March 5, 2019, less than 8 months from now, the town selectboard will be expanded from 3 members to 5 members. What should new selectboard members learn?
As I write and publish posts in this series, I will add links below:
- Learning about town government (this post)
- What is the selectboard’s job?
- How does one become a selectboard member?
- About Town Meeting
- Dillon’s Rule
- Open Meeting Law
The photo above is the Cambridge Town Hall. Posts in this series will feature this photo and they will have the tag “LATG” (learning about town government).