A group of visiting town moderators opened the floor to discussion among themselves at a meeting at the Mansion House in Tisbury on January 15. The occasion was the annual meeting of the executive committee of the Massachusetts Moderators Association (MMA) to make plans for the upcoming year.
The MMA, whose members include current and former elected town moderators, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association. It provides its members with opportunities to exchange ideas and information that may improve the conduct of town meetings.
Tisbury town moderator Deborah Medders, the association’s current president, hosted the event. Tisbury selectman Geoghan Coogan welcomed the visiting town moderators at the meeting’s start.