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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MARJORIE R FREIMAN
JACK H. MORGAN
Why are you running for this office? What are your top priorities?
Trial attorney, Educator, Member/Chair Advisory Committee 2011-14; Board of Selectmen 2015 -
I am running for reelection to the Board of Selectmen because I am committed to the welfare of the Town and its residents. I have
begun work on projects that I would like to continue, such as the Unified Plan, the renovations to Town Hall, and the North 40. The Housing Production Plan and the plans for the elementary schools are also underway.
My priorities for the next few years include continued refinement of our annual budget planning process, protection of the Town’s assets and infrastructure, and completion of the projects above. Development of debt, capital spending, and investment policies will strengthen the Town’s ability to sequence expenditures in a fiscally-prudent manner, safeguard the provision of excellence in public services, and ensure the Town’s financial security.
Selectman. 20 year TM member. Former Advisory & CPC officer. 8 yrs. on school facilities committees
Reach out to groups and citizens across all sides of issues facing the Town. Build understanding even where consensus out of reach. Assertively protect the Town’s interests against 40B projects. Implement immediate initiatives to increase housing diversity (affordability, seniors, Town employees, young families) and a Housing Production Plan to provide long term protection and increased diversity.
Two new / renovated elementary schools. Retain the third site for construction of a seventh school when elementary enrollment rebounds. Fix deficient systems at Wellesley Middle School. Immediate repairs to Town Hall exterior and long term interior remodeling program. Rigorous, transparent analysis, and deliberation across Town of prioritized five-year operating budget and capital plans.
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