Education / Tutoring
A Seat At The Table - Small Town New England Civics 101
Date: 3 Wednesdays - 9/25, 10/2, 10/9
Times: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: GDRSD Grounds (Room TBD)
Claim your seat at the table with this discussion group regarding New England small-town government and how it pertains to you. An overview of small-town civics and how they work. Dive into topics such as the Annual Town meetings It’s where all the year’s town business is voted on by citizens in town halls, gyms, and community centers around the state. But for the uninitiated, Town meeting can be confusing. Ronald Karr will breaks down the history and function of this annual tradition. The Warrants, Articles, Motions, Speaking on a Motion, Amendments, Size of Vote, overrides, capital outlay exclusion, the moderator, etc., etc. Ronald Karr has generously donated his time for this series. All proceeds go directly to GD Community Education. Take and active roll in your community and learn the power you have in the direction your town is heading.
Meet the Instructor: Ronald Karr is currently Deputy Moderator for the Town of Pepperell. A retired reference librarian at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, he also taught courses there in the History Department. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Boston University and is the author of numerous books and articles, most of them dealing with the history of New England. He has held several positions in Pepperell town government, including chair of the planning board.