The following is a press release received today at 8:30 a.m.
FRAMINGHAM – Mayor-Elect Yvonne Spicer announces the formation of a 12-member Transition Team which will guide her as she operationalizes the Vision Plan she outlined during her campaign. This committee will serve as an advisory board assisting the mayor-elect until she becomes mayor.
The diverse group is reflective in scope of the residents of Framingham in regard to the mix of age, race, gender, ethnicity, and experience. All members of the transition team work or reside in Framingham, except one who is involved in city government in Worcester and will advise on matters particular to city versus town government. The transition team is made up entirely of volunteers. They will not be making or recommending appointments for the Mayor’s administration as that is outside of the parameters of their role.
Mayor Elect Yvonne Spicer’s Transition Team:
· Robert Berman, President, Boston Technology Advisors
· Virginia Betelli, Educator
· Adam Blumer, Former Charter Commissioner and School Committee Member
· Jessica DaSilva, Behavioral Health Care Coordinator, Advocates
· Isabel Martinez Famania, Senior Educational Specialist, Boston Scientific
· Michael Gatlin, Chair, Economic Development Industrial Company (EDIC)
· Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook, Senior Vice President and University Chief of Staff, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
· Kristina Johnson, Assistant Director, Planning and Community Development, Town of Hudson
· Reverend J.A. Lloyd, Pastor, Greater Framingham Community Church
· Kenneth Miller, Assistant Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
· Susan Nicholl, Executive Director MetroWest Visitors Bureau
· Reverend Dr. Sarai Rivera, Worcester City Councilor
The residents of Framingham voted in April of 2017 to become a city. Dr. Yvonne Spicer will be the first mayor of the City of Framingham when she is sworn in on January 1, 2018.