About the Town Common

The Town Common is a non-partisan, community based organization whose sole mission is to be of service to Winchester in building a caring and inclusive community. Grounded in respect for all, our primary focus is to provide actual and virtual gathering spaces.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

Submitted by TCTF on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 22:50
COVID-19 Resources poster

We in Winchester—along with the whole world—are working to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. (This CDC video helps explain the need for such drastic measures.) The town has established a website as a center for information about the disease and our response to it, at winchester.us/coronavirus. The site includes

  • an informational video;
  • authoritative information about closures and postponements;
  • guidance on gatherings of young people during school closures;
  • updates from School Superintendent Judith Evans, Town Manager Lisa Wong, and other town departments;
  • helpful links from the state and Federal governments and elsewhere.

The town site is the best place to get accurate information about policies and rules as well as to check out stories you might have heard elsewhere. Accurate information is our most important tool in fighting the virus, and misinformation could actually do harm.

Support Town Businesses

The Winchester Chamber of Commerce has:

Information Sources, especially for nonprofits

Not connected with or endorsed by the Town Common.

A strong community is particularly important during this time of crisis, and the Town Common hopes to connect our many civic organizations to help them find the best way to contribute. Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.


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Civic Gathering: Winchester's Master Plan

Come and participate in the shaping of Winchester’s Master Plan. The Town Common Task Force (TCTF) is organizing our next civic gathering to give us an opportunity to impact Winchester’s future. If you’re concerned about how resilient Winchester will be to climate change; how the Aberjona River will be protected and showcased; how new developments will affect our watershed; how any other aspects of modern living will affect our environment: Come give your input!
May 14, 2019 7:00 pm - May 14, 2019 9:00 pm

Civic Gathering #6: October 17, 2018

Submitted by TCTF on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 18:02
Civic Gathering #6: "Connecting Anew for a Caring and Inclusive Community" welcomes all who live, work, and worship in Winchester to come together on Wednesday, October 17, at the Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will feature Outgoing Town Manager Richard Howard, incoming Town Manager Lisa Wong, Phillip Beltz, Director of the Council on Aging, and Judith Evans, Superintendent of Schools, together with many others.