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 scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12 noon.
Atty. Michael P. Doolin, Associate Justice, Superior Court.
Hearing: June 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Atty. Jacqueline M. Burchill, Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court, Plymouth Division
Hearing: June 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Atty. Karen A. McCarthy, Member of the Parole Board
Hearing: June 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
George Cronin, Administrative Secretary
Valerie McCarthy, Executive Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Administrative Assistant