Town clerk to host educational forum

Chelmsford Town Clerk Onorina Z. Maloney is scheduled to host an educational forum at 6 p.m. Thursday that will explore campaign finance and conflict of interest law. According to a statement released by Maloney’s office, state officials will be on hand to discuss “everything you wanted to know about money and politics, but were afraid to ask.” The two-hour forum is scheduled to take place in the community training room at the Chelmsford Police Department, 2 Olde North Road. The forum is free and open to the public, Maloney said. During the first hour, Jason Tait, director of communications and public education at the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, is scheduled to discuss campaign finance laws. Maloney is encouraging all current elected officials and those seeking office to attend with their treasurers. During the second hour, David Giannotti, public education and communications division chief for the State Ethics Commission, is scheduled to discuss all aspects of the conflict of interest law. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about their obligations under the law, including the online training that must be completed every two years. Municipal employees, elected officials, and town committee members are encouraged to attend. To reserve a seat, contact the town clerk’s office at 978-250-5205 or by e-mail at