2022 Town and School Moderators (In-Person and Virtual) Hybrid Workshops
In-person attendance/$65.00: 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord
Virtual attendance/$55.00: via Zoom
9:00 am—1:30 pm
SB2 Workshop—January 8, 2022 (snow date January 15)
Traditional Town Workshop—February 12, 2022 (snow date February 19)
Attendees receive a copy of NHMA’s 2022-2023 edition of Town Meeting and School Meeting Handbook.
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am The Fundamentals of Town Meeting
A review of the law governing town meeting and the role of the moderator at town, village district and school district meetings; debate and voting on warrant articles and the operating budget, essential statutes, postponement, electioneering, amendments. How to handle difficult people and disruptive events at public meetings.
Stephen Buckley, NHMA Legal Services Counsel and William J. Phillips, NHSBA Staff Attorney & Director of Policy Services
10:30 am Break
10:40 am How to Run a Successful Town Meeting and Avoid Becoming a Super Spreader Event
Using technology to run a successful, multi-room, socially distant, simultaneous meeting.
Cordell Johnston, Town of Henniker Moderator and Peter Imse, Town of Bow Moderator
11:20 am Election Law Legislative Update
A presentation on new election laws of interest to moderators along with a review of pending and proposed legislation related to elections.
Natch Greyes, NHMA Government Affairs Counsel
12:00 noon Break
12:10 pm Hypotheticals
Break-out sessions for review and answering hypothetical situations that moderators might face.
1:30 pm Workshop ends