Board and Committee Resources

Open Meeting Law and Ethics Requirements for Public Body Members

Before attending their first meeting as a voting member, all public body officials must:

  1. Be sworn in by the Town Clerk's Office
  2. Complete Public Body Member Certification of Open Meeting Law each time they are elected or appointed to any position within 30 days. Please follow the instructions here.
  3. Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law  must be provided by our office and the Acknowledgement of Receipt must be submitted within 30 days and then yearly. Visit here for information from mass.gov or view a PDF. Please return the Acknowledgement of Receipt to the Town Clerk's Office.
  4. Complete Ethics Training every two years. Follow the online training program here. Please complete as soon as possible and send a copy of the completed certificate to our office.

Please contact the Town Clerk's Office with any questions at townclerk@carlislema.gov or 978-369-6155.