Board / Committee Members' Information

Call Town Clerk’s Office at 978 422 8111 ext 2307 or send email

Click here for list of Boards & Committees

Congratulations on your election or appointment!

The Town of Sterling relies on our elected and appointed officials for much of the town's important business.  As a member of a public body, you must comply with state and local requirements. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact the Town Clerk's office and we will be happy to assist you.

Oath of Office

Before you can attend your first meeting as an elected or appointed official, you must take the oath of office.  Please see the Town Clerk to be sworn in.  At that time, you will be given information on the Open Meeting Law and Mandatory Ethics Training.

Ethics Training

As a member of a board or committee, you are considered to be an "employee of a municipality" by the State Ethics Commission.  All municipal employees are required to take the Conflict of Interest Law Online Ethics Training within 30 days of beginning public service and every two years thereafter.  You must submit your Completion Certificate for this training to the Town Clerk and should keep a copy for yourself.

Open Meeting Law Information

Within two weeks of your election or appointment or when you took the oath of office (whichever is later), you must complete a Certificate of Receipt of Open Meeting Law Materials.  Please see the links below on guidance from the Attorney General's office and from Town Counsel,

The Open Meeting Law specifies that all deliberations of a public body be conducted in a meeting open to the public and includes requirements for posting of meeting notices and agendas and how to generate and approve minutes.

 

Attorney General Information

Open Meeting Law Information
Attorney General's Open Meeting Law Guide
Checklist for Posting a Meeting Notice
Checklist for Entering Into Executive Session
Checklist for Creating & Approving Meeting Minutes

Town Counsel Information

Open Meeting Law Seminar - 2014
Executive Session Summary
Public Records Law Summary

State Ethic Commission

Conflict of Interest Law Online Training
Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees

Town Forms

Meeting Posting Form
Finance Committee Forms