The Board of Selectmen voted at their Monday, January 13, 2014 meeting to re-establish the Town Government Study Committee.
This committee is a five (5) member committee comprised of one Selectman and four members of the public. The Town Administrator will act as an advisor to this committee.
The Board seeks individuals from a broad cross-section of the community with diverse backgrounds. The committee is reviewing and analyzing the work performed by the previous committees; they are conducting an in-depth review of the town’s organizational structure; obtaining information regarding various models of government structure for other Massachusetts communities similar in size to Pembroke; identifying strengths and weaknesses in Pembroke’s current form of government and areas for improvement, and will report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting.
The ultimate goal of the Town Government Study Committee is to gain the support and confidence of the public through the creation of a new charter establishing the framework for an improved organizational structure for the Town of Pembroke.
This will be accomplished by examining the current organizational structure through consultation with town officials and various entities, including the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Massachusetts Municipal Association; conducting open discussions with town residents regarding the perceived strengths and weaknesses in the town’s current form of government; obtaining models for alternative organizational structures, through review of professional journals and other resources regarding analysis of other governmental structures in Massachusetts, and consultation with state entities; and comparing and contrasting the town’s current organizational structure with more effective organizational structure adopted in other Massachusetts communities.
Any resident interested in volunteering on this committee should complete the application and submit it to the
Board of Selectmen’s Office
100 Center Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
Applications may also be submitted by fax to: 781-293-4650 or by email.