The League of Women Voters of Westford is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. The League’s goals are to encourage active and informed participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Come to the League of Women Voters’ Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the season and learn more about the League in a casual, relaxed environment. The gathering will be held at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road, and will include light refreshments.
This year we’ll also be collecting food donations for the Westford Food Pantry. Not a requirement, but if you like, bring an item of unexpired, non-perishable food in unopened original packaging to the party and we’ll be happy to deliver the items to the pantry at the Cameron Senior Center. A list of needed items is Here.
The Holiday Party, like our monthly Civic Socials, is an informal get-together, open to all, where people can learn what’s happening in and around town and about what the League is doing. The League’s work is divided into two parts: Voter Service and Issues and Action. Membership gives you the opportunity to learn more about Westford, take a continuing and intensive course in government at all levels, and develop leadership skills.
Town Wants Your Opinion on Housing Needs for Adults 55 and Older
Westford is working on a bylaw amendment to satisfy state law mandating a zoning district in which multifamily housing is permitted “as-of-right.” Key to the planning process is understanding housing types, desired amenities, affordability, and suitability for different ages and abilities. Town staff is seeking residents’ input to understand housing needs and opinions on multifamily development. The survey should take about five minutes to complete.
You can participate in the survey by:
Paper copies of the survey should be returned to the Land Use Management Department, Town Hall, 55 Main St. The survey will run until midnight on December 4, 2023. Any questions? Email Land Use staff Here or call 978-692-5524.
Click Here to see a list of the Bills the League is monitoring at the State House.
Click the links below to view the Westford League’s Town Meeting Short Video Series:
Preparing for Town Meeting
Town Meeting Motions 101
Annual vs. Special Town Meeting
What’s new at Annual Town Meeting this year? (2022)
Who decides what goes on the warrant?
What is a Consent Agenda?
How do we vote on the budget?
The Westford LWV publishes a set of three booklets. Read them all!
Guide To Town Meeting
Updated in September, 2023. Be prepared and informed when attending Annual & Special Town Meetings! Publication of the Guide was partially funded by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund.
How Westford Works
Everything you need to know about town government in one handy booklet! Published in March, 2018.
Thinking about running for local office? Check out the League’s Guide to Running for Local Office.
How well do you know your home town? Try out our NEW Kahoot quiz of Westford trivia and test your knowledge of Westford’s government, geography, and history. We recently played this Kahoot at the 2021 December Civic Social and had a blast! You can play it in a web browser or using the Kahoot mobile app.
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