Town Governance Study Committee

The Town Government Study Committee shall be charged with studying, and proposing beneficial amendments to, the town’s charter, bylaws, and governing practices as they relate to Andover’s form of government and governance.

The committee shall:

  • Study the town’s form of government and governance.
  • Examine models of government in comparable communities.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in Andover’s current government, and recommend any amendments to the charter, bylaws, and governing practices so as to improve the town’s form of government and governance.
  • Facilitate public engagement on, and the public’s discussion of, the committee’s work.

Upon completion of its work, the committee shall submit to the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen a summary of its findings and any recommended amendments to the charter, bylaws, and governing practices.

The committee will be composed of (1) nine residents appointed by the Town Manager per Article III § 2(b)(2) of the General Bylaws, and (2) two ex-officio members: the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator.  The committee shall elect a chair and vice chair from among its members.

  1. Paul Cavicchi


  2. Paula Colby-Clements


  3. David Floreen


  4. Richard Fox


  5. Andrew McBrien


  6. Dara Obbard


  7. Gail Ralston


  8. Aleksandra Stapczynski


  9. Stuart Jon Stumpf


  10. Austin Simko

    Town Clerk & Chief Strategy Officer

  11. Sheila M. Doherty

    Moderator