Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, March 10
- Shellfish Advisory Committee, 2 p.m.
- Housing Authority, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, March 14
- Energy Committee, 4:30 p.m.
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16
- Cemetery Commission, 9 a.m., Town Hall
Next Step at Council on Aging
In the Nov.-Dec. 2021 issue of Truro Times, the newsletter of the Council on Aging (COA), Damion Clements announced that he would be overseeing the COA while the former director, Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe, was on a leave of absence. For Clements, this meant juggling an additional municipal role on top of his position as the town’s recreation and beach director, but he’s no stranger to the COA. Before Briscoe took the position in fall 2019, Clements had overseen the COA for more than a year.
At a COA board meeting last November, Clements said that he anticipated serving as the acting director for another month or so. But he is still in that role. When the Independent asked about the circumstances surrounding Briscoe’s departure, Clements declined to comment, deferring to the town manager, Darrin Tangeman.
“We are not ready to respond right now on this issue,” Tangeman told the Independent, adding that Clements will remain the interim director as the town works through “next steps.”
Briscoe could not be reached for comment. In the past, she served as a health coordinator for the Provincetown Public Schools and had run a private psychotherapy practice, former Town Manager Rae Ann Palmer told the Independent in 2019. At Northeast Kingdom Human Services in Vermont, she was the associate director of mental health for adult outpatient and emergency services. She was also a lecturer at the Springfield College School of Human Services, according to Palmer. —Jasmine Lu