How Needham Works: Town Government for the People

Needham’s town government is democracy in its purest form, with the opportunity for every citizen to participate in shaping policy, creating budgets, and setting priorities. Our speaker address Needham’s town government from a panel of Town officials, including the Town Manager, a member of the Select Board, a School Committee member and the Planning Board Chair.

You will learn about the structure of Needham’s government, how decisions are made and implemented, the budget process and funding, how you can participate in Town government, and how to stay informed. There will be ample time for questions and answers as well.


Kate Fitzpatrick, Town Manager
Heidi Frail, Select Board Member
Connie Barr, School Committee Member
Adam Block, Planning Board Chair


Watch the program below.