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Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen consists of 5 volunteer members who each serve for a three-year term. The Board of Selectmen:Serves as the chief executive board of the TownOversees all matters affecting the interest and welfare of the community not otherwise assigned to other Boards or DepartmentsAppoints qualified persons to a number of positions including the Executive Director of General Government Services, Fire Chief, Police Chief, and Town CounselAppoints members to several town committees including the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Municipal Light Board.
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Why are you running for this office? What are your top priorities?

Relevant Experience Town Meeting Member, Town Government Study Committee, St. John-St. Paul Collaborative Council
It would be an honor to serve as a member of the Board of Selectman. There are substantial challenges and opportunities ahead and the Selectmen provide leadership as our town addresses both. The Selectmen have an opportunity as we develop the first strategic plan that with the Comprehensive Plan will identify town-wide priorities and goals that shape our future. Our municipal budget must support a level and quality of services required to maintain Wellesley as one of the most desirable residential communities. The Selectmen must ensure that our budget is carefully managed and returns value while sensitive to our residents and businesses. I would look forward to collaborating with the schools and with our many other dedicated board and committee members in service to our town.
Relevant Experience WFL Trustee 2009-2017,Chr 2012-2016; TMM/Prct D;30 yrs mkting rsch/strat; WHJWC,VP Mkt; WHS,Brown U
Wellesley faces a number of critically important issues & opportunities to remain a healthy and desirable residential & business community. I would like to be part of identifying solutions. • Approving and implementing a long range plan to guide our investments in services & infrastructure as well as land use & development policies. • Managing the Town Budget to meet the new/emerging community demands in a fiscally responsible manner. • Promoting communication & transparency in Town operations • Influencing significant projects (i.e., North 40 and HHU). It will be an honor to bring my knowledge of Wellesley, my continued commitment to serving our town & my strong business expertise to the BOS. I am committed to collaborating with residents to identify responsible solutions.

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