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.
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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, September 28, 2022, at 12 noon in Room 360, Council Chamber.
Alex J. Valderrama, Clerk-Magistrate, Eastern Division Housing Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.
Atty. Diana S. Velez Harris, Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.
Atty. Elizabeth R. Cerda, Clerk-Magistrate, Waltham District Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
Atty. Margaret F. Albertson, Associate Justice, Boston Municipal Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Atty. Eric T. Donovan, Clerk Magistrate, Brockton District Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.
Atty. Brian D. Palmucci, Associate Justice, District Court.
Hearing rescheduled: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Atty. Gloriann Moroney, Associate Justice, District Court.
Hearing: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.
Atty. Megan E. English Braga, Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court.
Valerie McCarthy, Administrative Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Executive Assistant
Aaron Thomas, Program Coordinator