Statement from Board of Selectmen Chair - Thursday, January 28

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Mr. John Clemenzi has submitted his resignation from the Board of Selectmen.  The resignation was effective upon delivery to the Wenham Town Clerk at 3:11 P.M. on January 27.  As planned, this now open seat is on the ballot for the May 6 annual town election for the full three year term. 

Gary Cheeseman
Chairman, Board of Selectmen

Friday, January 22, 2021

As of 1:00pm today, the Town Clerk has not received the written resignation of John Clemenzi from the Wenham Board of Selectmen.   

Gary Cheeseman
Chairman, Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 

Dear Wenham residents, employees, elected, and appointed officials, 

Wenham finds itself in exceptional circumstances today with the resignation of two Selectmen. Be assured that all day-to-day functions of town government are continuing as usual with the current COVID precautions in place. 

I, as the remaining Selectman, along with Interim Town Administrator Thomas Younger have already consulted with Town Counsel on a path forward to our Annual Town Meeting and the need for a Special Town Election.  Additional announcements regarding the Special Town Election will be made shortly.

As no quorum is possible at Board of Selectmen meetings, there will be no votes taken, but meetings will continue on a weekly basis at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays to keep the public informed of ongoing business.

Specific questions can, as always, be addressed to the Board of Selectmen at or the Interim Town Administrator at  Weekly updates will also be available on the town website. 

Cooperation, positive attitude, and volunteerism will keep moving Wenham forward.   

Gary Cheeseman
Chairman, Board of Selectmen 

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