The Governor's Council provides advice and consent on gubernatorial appointments, pardons and commutations, and warrants for the state treasury.
Who we serve
The Massachusetts Governor's Council, also known as the Executive Council, is composed of eight individuals elected from districts, and the Lieutenant Governor who serves ex officio. The eight councillors are elected from their respective districts every two years. The Council meets weekly to record advice and consent on warrants for the state treasury, pardons and commutations, and recording advice and consent to gubernatorial appointments such as judges, clerk-magistrates, public administrators, members of the Parole Board, Appellate Tax Board, Industrial Accident Board and Industrial Accident Reviewing Board, notaries, and justices of the peace.
Members of the public are welcome at Council formal assemblies and hearings.
The Council generally meets at noon on Wednesdays in the Council Chamber, Room 360 (within the Governor’s Office).
The next Council Assembly is rescheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 12 noon.
Please click to view Assembly: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeaJeAQrEXXHSk8Z2FW-z5w/featured
Zachary M. Hillman, Esq., to the position of Associate Justice of the District Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
Helen J. White to the position of Clerk-Magistrate of the Boston Municipal Court, Charlestown Division.
Hearing: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.
Maureen S. Flaherty, Esq., to the position of Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.
Hon. Catherine H. Ham to the position of Associate Justice of the Superior Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
Brian K. Walsh, Esq., to the position of Associate Justice of the District Court (Circuit).
Hearing: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Please click to view Hearing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeaJeAQrEXXHSk8Z2FW-z5w/featured
Valerie McCarthy, Administrative Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Executive Assistant
Adam Costa, Program Coordinator