In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Massachusetts Select Board Association’s Annual Leadership Conference has been restructured as a series of free webinars to be conducted over the coming months.

The first of these webinars featured a discussion aimed at experienced select board members with KP Law managing attorney Lauren Goldberg. The discussion centered on common challenges faced by municipal government, including the open meeting and public records laws, social media use by public officials, record keeping, and conducting public hearings.

Goldberg gave a top-line overview of these issues and responded to questions on a range of topics, including how to comply with the open meeting law while conducting virtual meetings.

More than 90 select board members from around the state participated in the webinar.

The next webinar of the Leadership Conference series is scheduled for June 24.

Pitfalls of Municipal Government – presentation by KP LAW (1.6M PDF)