Charter Information Committee

The Charter Information Committe was created as an outcome of the Governance Committee. The Committee recognized that the Bow Town Charter has been unaltered since 1727 and recommended the Board establish a committee charged with educating the citizens of Bow on the pros and cons of amending the Town Charter to adjust our form of government to better meet the needs of our growing community into the future.

Charter Information Committee Presentation

Comparison Charts of forms of Government

Charter Information Committee Resources for further study

  1. NH RSA's
  2. The municipal charter process for town
  3. Forms of Town Government 
  4. Town Executive (Manager) Title, Duties: RSA 49-D:2,ii(c) and RSA 37
  5. Charter Options Under NH Law
  6. Presentation by the Chair of the 2005 Merrimack NH Charter Commission

Examples of New Hampshire Town Charters

  1. Bow 1727 Charter
  2. Bedford
  3. Hooksett
  4. Franklin
  5. Londonderry
  6. Merrimack
  7. Newmarket
  8. Peterborough
  9. Salem

Charter Information Committee Business

Charter Information Committee Meeting Minutes

Charter Information Committee Announcements

Please check back periodically.

Previous Studies About Bow Town and School District Governments

  1. 2001 Report of Town Government Study Committee
  2. 2022 Report of Town Governance Committee
  3. 2022 Survey by the Town Governance Committee
  4. 1997 Town Governance Study

Charter Information Committe Members

Members are appointed by the Bow Board of Selectmen

  • Peter Imse, Chair
  • Sue Marcotte-Jenkins, Secretary
  • Harry Judd
  • Jack Crisp
  • Andy Foote
  • Christopher Lins
  • Steve Buckley
  • Angela Brennan (Select Board Rep.)