An Activist's Guide to Town Government
Adult Enrichment / Curious Minds -
Explore the ins and outs of Arlington’s town government and learn how you can get involved and make a difference. We’ll discuss what happens in daily operations and how Arlington’s legislative branch, Town Meeting, works. Learn where the levers of power are, and how to apply pressure to them to make a change. Understand the months of decision-making that create our town budget, as well as how and when the public can influence the process. Whether you are interested in becoming a Town Meeting Member, getting involved in one of Arlington’s many committees, or simply want to clarify how your local government works, this class will demystify the inner workings of your town and demonstrate how town government is truly open to all who want to participate in it.
Michael Ruderman writes and lectures on topics in colonial and nineteenth-century history. He served for a decade on the Arlington Historical Commissioner and was its principal researcher.