The original Small Town Summit was launched by members of the Charlemont Select Board in April 2016 to bring together Western Massachusetts Select Board and Finance Committee members to work on common municipal challenges. Since then, Summit attendees have drafted a list of legislative priorities, started exploring ways to share services across town lines, and recently created two workgroups focused on emergency services legislation and payments for state-owned land. We have met with and shared legislative proposals with our local legislators. To date, nearly 100 participants from more than 35 rural communities in all four western Massachusetts counties have participated in Summit meetings.
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