Charter Committee

Committee Members

Colette Williams 6/30/2021
Cynthia Bingham 6/30/2021
Richard Koch 6/30/2021
Peter Lombardi 6/30/2021
William Meehan 6/30/2021
Karen Whitney 6/30/2021
Charles Sumner 6/30/2021


The Committee will utilize the Town Bylaws and current form of Town operations as a starting point, and will consider the recommendations of the Collins Center, the Government Study Committee, the Brewster Vision plan, the Department of Revenue Division of Local Services, and others as appropriate, to establish checks and balances for all functions and operations, and to prioritize efficiencies.

The proposed charter will address the structure and powers of Brewster town government, including election procedures, the legislative and executive branches, town administration, multi-member bodies, and financial provisions. The Charter Committee shall analyze municipal charters currently operating within the Commonwealth, and prepare a recommendation that is consistent with Massachusetts law as well as best practices in municipal government.

When approved by the Select Board, any proposed Town Charter will be presented to Brewster voters for adoption at Town Meeting, and, when approved, forwarded for approval by the General Court and Governor. 

Official Committee Charge    Pamphlet: Why Have A Charter

Agendas and Minutes    Public Meeting Packets

508-896-3701 x1100
Brewster Town Offices
2198 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
kwhitney@brewster-ma.gov