Forum to explore details of Representative Town Meeting

BRATTLEBORO — A look at how Annual Representative Town Meeting is planned and put together each year, with guests Town Manager Peter Elwell and Town Attorney Bob Fisher, will take place on Wednesday Oct. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

This hybrid meeting, sponsored by the Brattleboro RTM Steering Committee, will take place in-person in the Selectnoard meeting room at the Municipal Center and on Zoom. A video will be posted on YouTube.

Committee members and guests are encouraged to attend online, if possible. Anyone who attends in person will be asked to wear a mask and to safely space themselves.

The committee says that “it is working on ways to help make improvements for the efficiency and effectiveness of our annual town meeting. We want to understand how the annual town meeting is put together, from the point of view of town administrators who the plan and operate the event, because this information will help our work.”

The committee says this informational event “may be interesting for anyone who is a member of RTM, who may be interested in becoming a member, or who is interested in how our town meeting works, from the point of view of town administrators.”

Committee members say they hope to hold a similar event soon with Town Moderator Lawrin Crispe, on what goes into moderating the deliberation, debate, and voting at Annual Representative Town Meeting.

Committee members have submitted a variety of questions for the speakers, who will try to answer all of them.

Following the presentation, committee members and guests will have a chance to ask questions.

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