Annual Town Meeting

The 2023 Annual Town Meeting was held on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Concord Carlisle High School and continued to Monday, May 1, 2023 at 7 p.m. The second session concluded at 10:13 pm, having no further business to take up.

ATM 2023 Results

The 2023 warrant consisted of 46 articles.  A total of 728 voters checked in on Day 1 of Town Meeting with19 articles taken up under the consent calendar and additional eleven articles voted on the floor.  On day 2 a total of 353 voters checked in and the remaining articles were taken up and voted.  Find the results at the link: /DocumentCenter/View/42325/2023-Town-Meeting-Results

ATM Feedback Survey

Did you attend the 2023 Annual Town Meeting?  Your feedback is important to future Town Meeting planning. Please take a few minutes to answer this brief survey.

ATM 2023

Watch the 2023 Annual Town Meeting here:

Town Meeting Warrant

The 2023 Annual Town Meeting warrant was mailed the week of February 13, 2023.  An electronic version of the ATM warrant is available here.

Important Town Meeting Dates

The Select Board voted to approve the 2023 Annual Town Meeting calendar found here.  The calendar includes important milestones to Annual Town Meeting on April 30, 2023 including public hearing dates, due dates for various warrant components, and meeting dates for article sponsors.

2023 Annual Town Meeting Calendar


Town Meeting is participatory government.  To that end, we want to make town meeting accessible to you.

Do you need child care?

On-site childcare will be provided by Concord Recreation from 1 p.m. to the end of the meeting.  Childcare is available for children 3 years to 11 years.  Registration in advance and payment if required.  Cost is $10 per child or $20 maximum per family.  Register at

Do you need a head set for better listening?

Hearing assistive devices will be available at Town Meeting for those who need them.  Find the devices by the registration desks at Town Meeting. Anyone with a disability requiring special arrangements for Town Meeting should contact the Town Manager's Office at (978) 318-3000 by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the opening date of Town Meeting. The earlier that special arrangement needs are communicated, the more likely that time will allow for special accommodations, if possible, to be met.

Do you need a ride?

Concord's Council on Aging will provide seniors pick-up and drop-off service during Town Meeting.  Call ahead and book a ride at 978-318-3020.

Can't be there in person, but want to follow along?

Town Meeting audio is broadcast live on Minuteman Media Network (MMN) on the Government Channel 9 or streamed online at  You can also find live audio on CCHS radio.

Volunteers Needed

Tellers are responsible for counting standing votes (as opposed to secret ballots) and collecting secret ballots. If you can walk around
 and count, you have the skills necessary to be a teller. Tellers work in  pairs; training will be provided before the meeting.
Ballot counters are responsible for counting the marks in the yes and no  boxes for a secret ballot. Counters sit in chairs most of the time
 during the count. The last secret ballot happened in 2013, but counters  are needed at every Town Meeting so that we are ready for another. If
 there is a secret ballot, the ballot supervisors will train the counters  at that time and guide them throughout the process.
The other qualifications for either position are a willingness to commit  to remain to the end of that day's session and a commitment to fair and
 transparent democracy.
If you are interested in being either a teller or ballot counter for the  Concord Annual Town Meeting, or would like more information to help you
decide, please respond

Public Hearing Dates

Please note the Select Board Public Hearing was continued to March 27 to hear Articles 5 & 6 Class & Compensation Plan.  Planning Board Public Hearing was rescheduled to March 29 from March 7.  

Select Board
Monday, February 27, 2023
Continued to March 27
(Snow Date:  February 28)
Finance CommitteeTown Budget & Articles including Capital Community Preservation CommitteeWednesday, March 1, 2023
(Snow Date:  March 2)
Planning Board
Tuesday, March 29, 2023 (postponed from March 7, 2023)
(Snow Date:  TBD)
Finance CommitteeSchool Budgets & ArticlesThursday, March 9, 2023
(Snow Date: March 14)
Finance CommitteeEnterprise Fund Budgets & ArticlesWednesday, March 15, 2023
(Snow Date: March 16)

Last day for voter registration - April 20, 2023.  REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

DRAFT Warrant Articles, including title and description of standard Warrant Articles were due from staff to the Town Manager’s Office by Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:00 PM. Articles are e-mailed to

FINAL Warrant Articles were due in the Town Manager’s Office on or before the Warrant closed on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 4:00 PM.

2023 ATM Calendar as Approved by SB and revised in July 2022