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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Boards, Commissions, & Committees

Town Boards and Committees

The Watertown Town Council has formed a variety of boards, commissions, and committees to assist the Town in the information gathering and deliberative process.  Boards and Commissions are vital to the operation of the Town and ensure public involvement in the governmental process. Several boards are also delegated with decision-making authority. The public is strongly encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings, or serve as a board member or commissioner. It is the duty of each boards membership to provide feedback and direction to Town Departments or the Town Council on a variety of issues.

How do I get involved in my community?
Members of the public are encouraged to attend public meetings of the Town's Boards and Commissions and serve as members. To find out more about a specific board or commission, please visit their individual web pages.  Board and commission meetings are open to the public, so potential applicants are encouraged to sit in on monthly meetings. Meeting dates, times and locations vary, and are available on individual web pages.

Applying for a Board or Commission:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest accompanied by a resume by email to  or Town Manager's Office, 149 Main Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472.

Need assistance or your questions answered?
We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email at: , or by calling the Town Manager’s Office at (617) 972-6465.