Did you snooze through your Civics course in high school? Did you even get a Civics course in high school? It’s not too late.
Six current members of Franklin’s town government will speak about their areas of expertise:
- Tom Mercer, chair of the Town Council, will provide an initial overview of the town government—its parts, their interrelationships, their purposes and personalities. He will also moderate the forum.
- Melanie Hamblin, a member of the Town Council, will speak from the point of view of Franklin’s legislature.
- Anne Bergen, chair of Franklin’s School Committee, and Sara Ahern, Superintendent of Schools, will discuss education, the largest single part of the town budget.
- Joe Halligan sits on the Planning Board. He will speak on the Board's role in the town’s development, zoning, land use, and the like.
- Jamie Hellen is the Town Administrator. He will close the forum by explaining how his office oversees the day-to-day implementation of town government.
A question-and-answer period will follow. Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free and open to all.
This is a non-partisan event sponsored by the Franklin Democratic Town Committee.
Space is limited. Registration is encouraged.
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