Town moderators meet at Mansion House


A group of town moderators recently opened the floor to discussion amongst themselves at a meeting at the Mansion House.

The executive committee of the Massachusetts Moderators Association (MMA) held its annual meeting on January 15 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 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. Pictured from left are Gary Swanson, Southampton; Barry Eager, Berlin; Robert (Bob) Saquet, Mansfield; Frederick (Fred) George, Northborough; Mr. Coogan; Ms. Medders; Paul Connolly, Natick; Alan Foulds, Reading; and Carl Licopoli, Sutton.