The Town Clerk is both an elected official and a town employee, receiving a salary. The Town Clerk is the custodian of all official Town documents such as the Town Seal, Town Charter, and Bylaws. The Town Clerk maintains copies of committee report, Annual Town Reports, zoning decisions, and Town Meeting proceedings, including votes and attendance. The Town clerk:Keeps records of all appointments and resignations of Town officials and committee membersKeeps vital records and issues certificates of births, marriages, and deathsIssues marriage and dog licenses, business certificates, and raffle and bazaar permitsPerforms the duties of Justice of the Peace and Notary PublicAdministers all elections in TownMaintains records of general elections and primariesMaintains list of registered votersU.S. Passport Application Reception AgentAccepts postings for all committee meetings and maintains meeting calendar.This position is elected for a term of 3 years.
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18 year resident, 3 children in school system, expert in Public Records and Open Meeting Law.
In addition to many other duties, the Town Clerk is the head Records Access Officer (RAO) for the Town, meaning that the Town Clerk is responsible for ensuring that requests for public records are fulfilled in a timely and satisfactory manner. The Town Clerk is also the central point of communication and documentation for issues of Open Meeting Law violations. As many should know by now, I am the Subject Matter Expert in the Town of Wellesley when it comes to Public Records Law and Open Meeting Law. I have successfully appealed dozens of violations of these laws on the part of the School Committee. Many of those violations occurred during my opponent’s tenure on the SC. As Town Clerk, I would be in a position to ensure compliance with these laws even more so than I am as a private citizen.
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Over 25 years, my family and I have benefited tremendously from living in Wellesley and I am interested in serving the community in the important role of Town Clerk.
Through my professional work in marketing and communications, strategic planning, project management and operations, and years of volunteer and civic engagement in Wellesley, I have the experience and skills to work effectively and collaboratively with the citizens of the community, Town boards and staff, and local organizations to provide the excellent services they expect.
My top priorities are: to advance a strong customer service focus; to support new technologies to bring effective communication, expanded community engagement and increased accessibility of services; and to administer fair and efficient elections.
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