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).
To listen to audio from the Council Assembly on March 25, 2020, click here.
The next Council Assembly (TBA)
Valerie McCarthy, Administrative Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Executive Assistant
Adam Costa, Program Coordinator