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, April 24, 2019 at 12 noon.
Atty. Jackie A. Cowin, Associate Justice, Superior Court.
Hearing: March 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Atty. Matthew F. King, Administrative Judge on the Industrial Accident Board.
Hearing: March 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Atty. Paul M. Treseler, Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court, Central Division
Hearing: April 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Atty. Jonathan J. Kane, Associate Justice, Housing Court.
Hearing: April 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Atty. Sharon Shelfer Casey, Clerk-Magistrate, Cambridge District Court.
Hearing: April 24, 2019 at 2 p.m.
George Cronin, Administrative Secretary
Valerie McCarthy, Executive Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Administrative Assistant