Natick’s Town Seal Review Committee, hoping to put a new town seal design before Town Meeting members in April, has begun a search for a graphic designer.
The Natick committee was created following 2020 Fall Town Meeting approval, and charged with “reviewing the history of town seals in Natick [and] proposing a new town seal after a public process.” The town’s current seal includes an image designed in 1951 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Natick’s founding as a Christian mission for Indigenous people. The image was adopted for the town’s seal in 1980, but has since been questioned for depicting an inaccurate understanding of Natick’s early history.
Town Meeting this past fall via Article 36 got an update on the committee’s work and approved the appropriation of $11K to be used for design services related to a new seal.
The committee seeks to select a designer and complete the public feedback process on possible attributes to include in the design between now and September.
We’ve embedded the scope of work document below.
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