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Legislative Bodies

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Dedham's system of government is representative town meeting, in which citizens elect representatives to propose and consider new municipal bylaws and regulations. Find out more about how electing these and other representatives works on our Elections & Voting page.

Town Meeting: 273 Dedham residents are tasked each spring and fall with representing the townspeople and acting as a lawmaking body. Members are elected by the voting precinct they reside in.

Town Moderator: Helps to guide Town Meeting, keeps the process orderly, and appoints members to certain boards and committees.

Bylaw Review Committee: Reviews amendments that are to be considered by Town Meeting and makes recommendations on them.

Charter Advisory Committee: Appointed by the Board of Selectmen every 10 years and charged with reviewing the Town's bylaws and making recommendations back to the Board.