Bedford Civics Project: The room where it happens – Volunteering


We’ve just finished our annual Town Meeting. It was finished in a day, unheard of. It was very well attended, especially when considering that there weren’t many of those items that really bring people out. 

There were lots of questions on some of the warrant items.

The language of the warrant is written with oversight from the Town Counsel and must be worded so it complies with the Town Charter, State, and other laws. The floor of the Town Meeting is not where the language can be easily tweaked.   

One good way to get questions answered is to be active during the times when the warrant articles are being planned and written.  

So… what do you do?

There is good news! Bedford has many chances to, as they say, make the sausage. Bedford has more than 30 appointed boards and committees where you can help. Whether it’s trees, bikes,  kids, taxes, housing, Hanscom, transportation, historic preservation, or anything else the town does, there is a chance for you to have an impact.

Volunteering on these boards is a great way to make the town better. We need residents to step up and be part of the process. The first step is to get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinating Committee, which recruits qualified candidates for all appointive offices in the town.

Here are just a few committees looking for help:

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