Charter Committee

The Town of Ludlow Charter Committee was created in August 2023. It is a group of 2 Board of Selectmen Members – Derek DeBarge & William Rosenblum; 9 members of the community – Marissa Ribeiro Dahan – Chairperson, Judy Breault – Clerk, Jennifer Aldworth, Martin Fanning, Brian Bylicki, Linda Collette, George Costa, Michele Manganaro-Thompson, and Michael Engel (resigned November 2023); and 2 alternates – Kathy Green & Christopher Pelletier; assisted by the Collins Center – Pat Lloyd and Mel Kleckner. The committee’s purpose is to create the town’s first charter, which will establish Ludlow’s structure of government for the foreseeable future. 

For more information on the various forms of municipal government, please click here:

Forms of Local Government (PDF) or Local Government 101

Collins Center Presentations

Charter Committee Overview September 21, 2023 (PDF)

Forms of Government October 5, 2023

Town Administrator Presentation October 19, 2023

Ludlow Community Comparison November 2, 2023

Charter Committee Meeting Timeline

Form of Government Matrix

Ludlow Community Comparison November 9, 2023 (Additional Information)

They will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Selectmen conference room on the 3rd floor of the Town Hall.

Residents are encouraged to attend or can ask questions or leave comments at