Intro to Marblehead Town Government Series

Dec 4, 2023 | News

In partnership with the Marblehead League of Women Voters, Abbot Public Library is presenting a series of lectures on Marblehead Town Government, providing the opportunity for town residents to learn about how individual departments work within the municipality. These programs are offered in person and on Zoom.

Watch the recordings of previous sessions below, and check out our upcoming events to see when the next sessions will be presented. 


Water and Sewer Department

On Monday, May 15, 2023, the first of the series was presented, featuring Amy McHugh, the Superintendent for the Water and Sewer Commission, which oversees the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems in Marblehead.


Health Department

On Monday, September 18, 2023, the series featured Andrew Petty, Director of Public Health, who gave an overview of the Health Department responsibilities and discussed the Landfill Closure and Transfer Station projects.


Finance Department

On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, the featured speaker was Aleesha Nunley Benjamin, Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director for the Town of Marblehead, whose responsibilities include optimizing the Town’s financial performance, enhancing financial transparency and accountability, strengthening internal controls, and developing effective financial policies and procedures. 


Town Planning Department

On Monday, January 29, Marblehead Town Planner Becky Curran Cutting gave a presentation on the wide range of planning issues in which she has been involved, including historic preservation, affordable housing, transportation, zoning, project management and grant writing for the town.


Tree Department

On Monday, March 11, Marblehead Tree Warden Jonathan Fobert discussed the tree department and his responsibilities as Tree Warden.


The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization with respect to candidates and parties, working to protect and expand voting rights and defend democracy through education and advocacy.