they must be board

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS - — the associated press

brOOK­LIne, mass. — a mas­sachusetts town says it will con­sider chang­ing the name of its gov­ern­ing body from the board of Select­men to the board of Select­women.

brook­line town meet­ing mem­ber michael burstein tells neCn un­der his pro­posal all mem­bers of the board, whether male or fe­male, would be re­ferred to as select­women. a se­cond pro­posal would cre­ate gen­der-neu­tral lan­guage for the board and its mem­bers.

board mem­bers will take up the pro­pos­als at their novem­ber meet­ing.

board mem­ber Heather Hamil­ton says she be­lieves ti­tles and sym­bols mat­ter and she’s look­ing for­ward to an “in­ter­est­ing hash out” on the pro­pos­als.

town res­i­dents say the ti­tles should be allinclu­sive. they sug­gest us­ing terms such as “se­lect­peo­ple” and just “per­son” be­cause that prob­a­bly “would make ev­ery­body happy.”

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