In Pittsfield, candidates’ night is at round tables, not podiums. 2013

In Pittsfield, candidates’ night is at round tables, not podiums

March 3, 2013 | Concord Monitor

In Pittsfield, the first thing the candidates do after introducing themselves is go sit down among the audience. At the forum hosted by Pittsfield Listens and the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce yesterday, candidates for elected office in the town and schools split up between different high school-style lunch tables next to residents. After the discussion began, every few minutes the residents would rotate over to the next table and sit down next to the candidates stationed there. “We believe in round tables, not podiums,” said Pittsfield Listens Program Director Molly Messenger.  Read more in the Concord Monitor article here