Informational Event: How is Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Planned and Put Together?

A look at how Brattleboro’s annual town meeting is planned and put together each year, with guests Peter Elwell and Bob Fisher, sponsored by the Brattleboro RTM Steering Committee

Wednesday October 13, 2021 from 6:00 until 7:30pm

Hybrid meeting in-person in the Select Board meeting room and on Zoom at

Meeting ID: 867 4100 1528 / Passcode: 220094

Phone attendees

US: Dial toll-free at +1 646 558 / Mute and unmute = *6

Outside of US: Find toll-free dial numbers at

The event will be recorded on Zoom and posted on YouTube for later viewing.

Covid safety

Committee members and guests are encouraged to attend on zoom, if possible. Anyone who attends in person will be asked to wear a mask, and to be safely spaced apart.


About this event

The Brattleboro RTM Steering Committee is working on ways to help make improvements for the efficiency and effectiveness of our annual town meeting. We want to understand how the annual town meeting is put together, from the point of view of town administrators who the plan and operate the event, because this information will help our work.

We think that this informational event may be interesting for anyone who is a member of RTM, or who may be interested in becoming a member, or who is interested in how our town meeting works, from the point of town administrators. We hope to hold a similar event in the near future with Lawrin Crispe, Moderator of town meeting, on what goes into moderating the deliberation, debate and voting at town meeting.

Committee members have submitted a variety of questions for the speakers, who will try to answer all of them. Following the presentation portion of the event, committee members and guests will have a chance to ask clarifying questions of the speakers.


• Introduce speakers and facilitator Millicent Cooley, committee chair

• Procedures for zoom, for recording, and for the QA portion of the event

• Peter Elwell and Bob Fisher answer questions submitted by committee members

• Q&A with members and guests





Hilary Francis

Brattleboro Town Clerk

230 Main Street, Suite 108

Brattleboro. VT  05301

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