League of Women Voters of Needham

Report of the Needham Town Meeting Member  Survey

As part of its study on Town Meeting Communication the League of Women Voters of Needham (LWVN) conducted a survey of current Town Meeting Members (TMM) on their communication preferences in October 2021. Of the 250 current Needham TMMs, 150 responded (60%).

Findings in Brief:

  • For communications from constituents to TMMs, most respondents selected email as the preferred method of receiving input and feedback, and more than two-thirds chose email through precinct distribution lists as a preferred method.
  • Respondents desire tools to facilitate communication to constituents and one another, such as precinct Zoom office hours, online discussion groups, and in person “meet your member” events.
  • Respondents support the continuation of both the pre-recorded warrant article information before Town Meeting and in-person presentations, with more favoring videos.

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