2022 Town and School Moderators Traditional Town Workshop

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

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.


Agenda
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.

REGISRATION NOW OPEN!