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Planning Board

Five residents are elected to 5-year staggered terms with authority to control divisions of land, maintain and update the Zoning Bylaws and Zoning Map, make studies of the developmental needs of the Town and create a comprehensive plan for development; and review largescale projects with town-wide impact. The Board appoints a Planning Director who manages the daily operations of the department. The Board also appoints the Design Review Board. The Board meets twice monthly and at other times as required.

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    Kathleen Elizabeth Woodward

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Why are you running for this office? What are your top priorities?

Candidate for Re-Election
Relevant Experience Planning Bd Memb 3.5 yrs; Adv Cmte; TMM 21 yrs; Tolles Parsons Review Cmte; Envir. Atty; LWVW
I am running for re-election to the Planning Board because I believe that local government can directly and substantially improve the lives of citizens. Wellesley has given our children an excellent education and provides a supportive and vibrant community in which to live. Serving on the Planning Board is my way of giving back to the Town. As a member of the Planning Board for the past three and 1/2 years, I have focused on preserving Wellesley’s character while promoting sustainability, including tree protection and responsible stormwater management, and housing diversification. These issues will continue to be my priorities, with the additional focus on finding opportunities for Board and community group collaboration on sustainability and housing diversification.