Governor's Council

The Governor's Council provides advice and consent on gubernatorial appointments, pardons and commutations, and warrants for the state treasury.

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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 BoardAppellate Tax BoardIndustrial Accident Board and Industrial Accident Reviewing Boardnotaries, and justices of the peace.

Members of the public are welcome at Council formal assemblies and hearings.

Formal Assembly

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, January 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. 

Nominations Pending

Michael Williams, reappointment to the Industrial Accident Board to a six-year term expiring August 8, 2024.

(Hearing:  January 15, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.)

Sabina Herlihy, reappointment to the Industrial Accident Board to a six-year term expiring May 29, 2025.

(Hearing:  January 15, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.)

John Preston, reappointment to the Industrial Accident Board to a six-year term expiring July 29, 2024.

(Hearing:  January 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.)

Carol Calliott, reappointment to the Industrial Accident Reviewing Board to a six-year term expiring May 1, 2025.

(Hearing:    January 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.)

Atty. Brian M. D'Andrea to the position of Clerk-Magistrate of the Worcester District Court.

(Hearing:  January 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.) 

 

 

Administrative Office

Valerie McCarthy, Administrative Secretary
Sonia Altamirano, Executive Assistant

Adam Costa, Program Coordinator

 


Phone: 617-725-4016

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