Making Democracy Work

First Fridays

2018-2019

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY'S FIRST FRIDAY WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

A monthly forum usually held on the first Friday of every month. Speakers present on topics of importance to Lexington residents.

To see previous First Friday Forums on Lexmedia go to http://www.lexmedia.org/ondemand.html click on the 'Categories' tab, then select "League of Women Voters"

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, February 1, 2019
9:15am
Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA. 02421
Lexington's Inter-Municipal Agreement Opportunity - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION. Please join us to hear Melissa Battite, Director of Recreation and Community Programs for Lexington, present information for the proposed joint capital investment with Minuteman High School for the shared development, use and operations of a Recreation Athletic Complex located on the Minuteman High School Campus through a long term Inter-Municipal Agreement. The agreement will provide Lexington residents access to the new Minuteman High School complex which will include three multi-use multipurpose fields, 6-lane track, two diamond fields, 6 tennis (3 pickleball) courts, restrooms, concession and press box. The capital investment will require a vote at Annual Town Meeting.

This program is the 5th in the 2018-2019 First Friday forum series to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

Friday, March 1, 2019
9:15am
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Meet Lexington's New Town Manager. Our town, Lexington, MA (population 33,700), has a Selectmen-Town Manager form of government that was created through a special act of the Massachusetts legislature in 1968. On August 23, 2018, the Board of Selectman voted for James T. Malloy as Lexington's fifth town manager, succeeding Carl Valente, who held the position for thirteen years. James Malloy comes to Lexington having held leading positions in several towns, including Westborough (town manager since 2009), Sturbridge (town administrator), as well as communities in New York and Colorado.

Please join us to meet James Malloy, the new Lexington Town Manager, and hear him speak about (i) the structure of Lexington town government, (ii) the role of the Town Manager in Lexington, (iii) upcoming issues facing Lexington and (iv) Q&A.

This program is the 6th in the 2018-2019 First Friday forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.