Charter Commission interviewing Mike Ward, Tanya Stepaskuk from Collins Center
The 9 member Amherst Charter Commission met again last night with the main order of business to hear from potential consultants for the long slog ahead.
A team from the Collins Center UMass Boston gave a 20 minute presentation that demonstrated a wealth of experience with helping to craft new Charters.
And next week they will hear from Bernie Lynch and Lauren Goldberg, two independent consultants who will be making a joint proposal to the Commission for the job. Goldberg works for Kopelman & Paige our official town legal counsel and Mr. Lynch did the most recent search for a new Town Manager.
Former Temporary Town Manager Pete Hechenbleikner did not put in for the consulting job because he used up the allowed amount of time working as our Town Manager and any further income would negatively impact his retirement.
The Charter Commission is currently on a major "listening tour" reaching out to the general public in every way possible to collect feedback on what makes our town work and how can they can craft a new government to make it work better.
On their Charter page on the town website citizens can sign up to a list serve and follow them on Facebook.
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