Westwood Receives e-Government Award

Category : Town Administration

Department / Board / Committee : Board of Selectmen

Type : General


The Town of Westwood is among 46 communities receiving the 2009 e-Government Award with Distinction for it's website from Massachusetts Common Cause's Campaign for Open government. Westwood received this award on Thursday, March 19th at a ceremony at the State House. Common Cause is a non-partisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process, to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest and to encourage transparency in government.  The award recognizes communities that have placed a priority on providing the public with important documents related to its governance online.  
To qualify for the e-Government Award, a town or city must post their governing body’s agenda and minutes, budget information, general by-laws, and–if applicable–their town meeting warrant and results.  To earn the award with distinction, the town must fulfill all the requirements above and also provide archived governing board agendas and minutes, zoning by-laws, school committee agenda and minutes, agendas and minutes for an additional board or committee, and a calendar with all public meetings. distinction