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Members
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Position Held
Kevin Costa, Chairman
Finance Committee Member
Carolyn McDonough
Precinct 1 Chairman
Stephen Gallagher
Precinct 2 Chairman
Vincent Digiacomo
Precinct 3 Chairman
Alexander Mann
Precinct 4 Chairman
Frederick White
Selectmen appointment
Robert S. Austin
Moderator appointment
Mission Statement

The mission of the Town Government Study Committee is to conduct an in-depth review of the town’s current organizational structure, obtain information regarding various models of government structure for other Massachusetts communities similar in size to Holbrook, identify strengths and weaknesses in Holbrook's current form of government and areas for improvement, and report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting.  The ultimate goal of the Town Government Study Committee is to gain the support and confidence of the public through the creation of a new town charter establishing the framework for an improved organizational structure for the Town of Holbrook.

Goals

The Town Government Study Committee will accomplish its mission by:

  • Examining the town’s current organizational structure through consultation with town officials and various entities, including the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Massachusetts Municipal Association;
  • Conducting open discussions with town residents regarding perceived strengths and weaknesses in the town’s current form of government;
  • Obtaining models for alternative organizational structures, through review of professional journals and other resources regarding analysis of governmental structures in Massachusetts, and consultation with state entities;
  • Comparing and contrasting the town’s current organizational structure with more effective organizational structures adopted in other Massachusetts communities.