You can now join or renew online. Or, Download a membership form and mail it to us.
Either way, we are excited to welcome current and new members to the League!
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.
Everything You Need to Know About This Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting
Annual Town Meeting is this Saturday morning, March 25 at 10 a.m. in the Westford Academy gym. Try to get there 15-30 minutes early to give yourself time to check in.
To help prepare for the Meeting, watch the recording of the League’s Town Meeting Preview. For all the details and extensive background information, read the Finance Committee Report and Recommendations online. Paper copies of the Report should be available at the Town Hall, Police Station, J. V. Fletcher Library, and Cameron Senior Center. The most recent version of the motions is here.
If you require special accommodations to participate in the Meeting, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 978-692-5500 at least 24 hours in advance.
Free childcare for ages 5-12 is being provided by the Westford Recreation Department for those attending the meeting. Register by Wednesday, March 22 to reserve a spot by calling the Rec Department at 978-692-5532 or sign up here.
Free transportation to and from the Meeting is available to all attendees. Contact the Cameron Senior Center by Wednesday, March 22 to reserve a spot by calling 978-399-2322 or sign up here. Rides are only considered scheduled when you receive a confirmation from Cameron’s Transportation Department.
An alternative seating area in the Music Room across from the gym has been designated for families and others who might want more room to sit. They will still be able to fully participate in the Meeting.
The Say Cheese food truck will be offering artisan lunch sandwiches during the midday break. Check out their menu for our Town Meeting.
If the Meeting does not finish on Saturday, voters will be asked to adjourn to complete the Meeting’s business on Monday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Westford Academy gym.
Affordable Housing Trust Call for Volunteers
The Affordable Housing Trust (AHT) is seeking committee members. This volunteer position entails attending meetings either virtually or in person at least monthly as well as participating in sub-committees or working groups working on AHT initiatives.
The AHT is seeking residents who are dedicated to the Town of Westford and passionate about creating and maintaining affordable housing in Westford. There is no educational requirement, but compassion and desire to help those less fortunate is a must.
According to its webpage, “The work of the Trust includes siting of affordable housing, tracking projects through to completion, providing emergency funding to low-income renters, and providing funds to singular affordable housing projects.”
If you are interested in joining this dynamic committee, please submit a Citizen Activity Form.
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?
Click the following link to see the slide show: Westford Net Zero 2050 Slide Show
Click the video below for an overview of Town Committees:
Click the Links below for individual committees:
Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee
Pedestrian Safety Committee
The Westford LWV publishes a set of three booklets. Read them all!
Guide To Town Meeting
Updated in March, 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.
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.