2022 Town and School Moderators (Traditional Town) Workshop
8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am The Fundamentals of Town Meeting – Stephen Buckley, NHMA Legal Services Counsel, William J. Phillips, NHSBA Staff Attorney & Director of Policy Services: 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.
10:30 am Break
10:40 am How to Run a Successful Town Meeting and Avoid Becoming a Super Spreader Event – Cordell Johnston, Town of Henniker Moderator and Peter Imse, Town of Bow Moderator. Using technology to run a successful, multi-room, socially distant, simultaneous meeting.
11:20 am Election Law Legislative Update – Natch Greyes, NHMA Government Affairs Counsel. A presentation on new election laws of interest to moderators along with a review of pending and proposed legislation related to elections.
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