2022 Town and School Moderators Traditional Town Virtual Workshop

Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

2022 Town and School Moderators Virtual Workshop

Virtual attendance only/$55.00/Via Zoom 
9:00 am—1:30 pm

Traditional Town Workshop—February 12, 2022

Attendees receive a digital 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 – Ballot Counting Device Update

 A presentation on new election laws of interest to moderators along with a review of pending and proposed legislation related to elections.   Update on Test Approval of the Dominion ImageCast Precinct Tabulators by the Town of Milford

Natch Greyes, NHMA Government Affairs Counsel, Pete Basiliere, Milford Town & School District Moderator
12:00 noon  Break
12:10 pm  Hypotheticals
Break-out sessions for review and answering hypothetical situations that moderators might face.