BETHEL — At their April 5 meeting, selectmen were asked by Catherine Ingraham if they’d be willing to take the Mahoosuc Pledge.

On the Mahoosuc way website it says the pledge was “created by a core group of local organizations, together with statewide partners. Together, we are committed to creating a sustainable travel destination and ensuring we preserve local quality of life and community vitality. This pledge is part of our commitment to ensure these lands and ecosystems are able to be enjoyed for generations to come.”

Ingraham also asked if the town would be willing to share a link to the Mahoosuc Pledge on its official website, so more people could take the pledge if they want to.

“The buy-in from town officials is very important because nothing happens without the will of the voter here,” Ingraham said.

Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Jessie Perkins said Woodstock has already embraced the pledge and that she hopes more towns will follow its lead.

“We’re hoping to get more support from the municipalities we are working with,” Perkins said. “It’s about bringing together all the different players in our economy and municipalities are a big part of that.”

Selectmen plan to take the pledge individually at some point this month.

People who want to take the pledge or learn more about it can go to and click on “our pledge.”

In other news, selectmen appointed Ann Speth to the Conservation Commission. There are now three members on the commission with two spots still open.

Selectmen also set a date for this year’s election and town meeting, which will be Tuesday, June 8, and Wednesday, June 9, respectively.

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