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Town Meeting Precinct E {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Voting Location: Fiske School, 45 Hastings StreetWellesley has a representative Town Meeting form of government. There are 240 elected Town Meeting members apportioned among the Town's eight precincts. Town meeting members are elected to a three-year term, with 1/3 standing for election in any given year.
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  • JOAN GAUGHAN Dental Hygienist

  • KATHARINE GIBSON Retired as VP Federal Reserve Bank Boston

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    ELIZABETH P. HINKLEY Attorney (public interest law)


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    JENNIFER JORDAHL Data Scientist, Small Business Owner

  • JEFFREY KLURFELD Management Consultant


  • MARGARET ANN METZGER retired attorney and health care consultant

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    JACK H. MORGAN Management Consultant

  • LISE OLNEY Climate Activist

  • CAREN B. PARKER at home/volunteer


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Biographical Information

What are the most important goals for Wellesley to achieve over the next five years?

Relevant Experience Town Gov Study Cmte; long term Town Mtg Member; 2 term Chair Planning Brd; youth sports; schools
Neighborhood based solution of HHU; Unified Plan; promote diversity/ inclusivity; sustainability; support vibrant downtown; cost effective practices
Relevant Experience NRC Commissioner 20 yr. Chairman 2 yr Community Preservation Commity 10yr Wellesley Trails Committee
Elementary school situation needs resolution. Create and implement a plan for the North 40. Implement Unified Plan. Environmental sustainability
Relevant Experience Advisory Vice-Chair 2008; Chair Green Ribbon Study Committee 2009-10; Municipal Light Board, 2014 –
Decide HHU & North 40; Foster sustainability in its many dimensions; Improve municipal transparency; Achieve excellence within fiscal constraints
Relevant Experience Legislative drafting. Community organizing. Lobbying. Tax, title, contract & housing law litigation.
Revitalizing – not closing – schools. Engaging our community by championing recreation and library programs. Enhancing transparency and collaboration.
Relevant Experience Town Meeting Member, Precinct E Planning Board
A very significant issue for Wellesley is how to balance Town priorities with our resources. All of us should be involved in a very robust debate.
Relevant Experience My first job was for a MN Parks and Rec Dept. Now, my extensive experience can help us save money.
- improve the interworking of town offices through technology, - protect the jobs of our town employees, & - enliven the quality of life for resident.
Relevant Experience 25 yr. Wellesley resident, 2 kids in WPS, past PTO Treasurer
Maintain high quality of schools. Preserve town character w/ thoughtful & sustainable growth. Support open space, green initiatives. Control spending.
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Relevant Experience Town Moderator ('09 - '17); Advisory Committee ('05 - '08, Chair 3rd year); former Library Trustee
Great schools, public safety + infrastructure. Prudent spending. Sound planning. Build community among people of different backgrounds + perspectives.
Relevant Experience Selectman; Advisory Committee; Community Preservation Committee; Town Meeting member since 1998
Elementary school buildings to meet needs of all students; maintain economic diversity and allow seniors to stay in Town; North 40; efficient budgets
Relevant Experience 3 yrs TMM; 3 yrs NRC; 6 yrs Sustainable Wellesley leader; MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action
To develop inclusive consensus-building process that would help us make big decisions (e.g. North 40, HHU) using our Unified Plan as a starting point.
Relevant Experience Broad familiarity with town as past Advisory Committee member/vice chair, and raising family here.
Enduring HHU plan; taper off municipal building, focus on making most of & stewardship of natural and built assets we have; Unified Plan w/broad input
Relevant Experience 30 yr resident. Wellesley College, BA. Parent of 3 WHS grads. Marketing & Sped advocacy background.
Smaller building footprints. Links to public transit + safe bike/walk routes. Public ed/senior support. Storm water/drought mgt. Fiscal prudence. logo


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