The Town Moderator is Brian Hawthorne.
The position of Moderator is elected by Town Meeting. Traditionally, moderators in Plainfield have served for many years.
The duties of the Moderator are described in Article II of the Town By-laws and in Chapter 35, Section 15 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
The Moderator also appoints members of the Finance Committee (Article XI) and three of the members of the Buildings Committee (Article XIII).