DeRensis Re-appointed to Governor's Local Government Advisory Commission
Six-term Sherborn Selectman Paul DeRensis has been reappointed by Governor Deval Patrick to a fifth term as a member of the Massachusetts Local Government Advisory Commission.
Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray administered the oath of office on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in the Governor’s Executive Offices in the State House, Boston.
According to state law, responsibilities of Commissioners include:
1. to review and analyze proposed legislation and regulatory changes from the point of view of municipal government and present such point of view to the governor, his executive secretaries and to the general court;
2. to act as an independent advocate for the interests of local governments in their relations with state and federal governments;
3. to advise officials of the commonwealth and the federal government on the needs of local governments, assist in mobilizing state and federal resources to deal with problems of local governments, provide coordinating support to agencies responsible for administering federal, state and local programs, and promote legislative and administrative proposals reflecting the interests of local governments;
4. to establish, from time to time, study committees or task forces to consider issues pertaining to local government in detail and to present the results of those considerations to the governor, the secretaries of his executive offices and to the general court;
5. to meet monthly with the governor and at such other times…;
6. to meet quarterly with the legislative leadership, and at such other times as may be necessary…
“I am honored by this opportunity for public service, and will do my best to offer ideas and input to the Governor and his team that will help all of the communities of Massachusetts,” said Paul DeRensis.