Ward 1 Moderator Announcement

LWVS and the Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association are very pleased to announce the moderator of the 15 October candidate forum for Ward 1 city councilor. Our moderator will be Richard Test of Danvers.

Richard works as a designer and writer of technology-driven healthcare communications that help people stay healthy as they manage their chronic conditions and medications. He has been involved in Boston-area community healthcare fund-raising efforts – including very early involvement with the AIDS Action Committee – and has supported local government efforts to raise awareness of health resources. He currently lives in Danvers with his longtime partner and loves taking long walks with his beautiful and rambunctious dog, Bunny (who does, indeed, hop).

The moderator at LWVS (co-)sponsored forums reads questions prepared by the question committee from those submitted in advance and on the night of the forum. The moderator keeps the candidates to time with the assistance of a dedicated timekeeper and also maintains decorum and a welcoming, positive environment for the candidates and audience.