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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham resident Dr. Yvonne Spicer announced today that she has pulled nomination papers to run for the office of mayor of Framingham, MA. It is the first mayoral election in Framingham since voters adopted a city charter on April 4.
After earning a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science by the age of 23, Spicer moved to Framingham in 1985 for a teaching job at Farley Middle School. She rose to Chair of the Technology Education Department for the Framingham Public Schools. She later served as Director of Career/Technical Education for the City of Newton.
Spicer earned a Doctor of Education from UMass Boston and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She has been a Framingham homeowner since 1987.
Her current position is Vice President of Advocacy & Educational Partnerships for the National Center for Technological Literacy division at the Museum of Science, Boston. Reporting directly to the museum president, Spicer strategizes with business, colleges and universities, policymakers, school districts, and educational agencies to create advocacy efforts and partnerships to build a global impact in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Spicer was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick and reappointed by Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council and she served as a consultant to the National Governors Association. She is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable STEM & Early Childhood Committees and is also an Advisory Board Member of the MA State Treasurer’s Economic Empowerment Trust fund. She is currently a Framingham Town Meeting Member in precinct 6 and she serves on the Standing Committee on Ways and Means.
“I am proud to step up to run for mayor at this critical point in Framingham’s future,” said Spicer. “I would be honored to be the People’s Mayor – unifying our community and working with residents, businesses and the outstanding team of municipal professionals to develop and implement a strategic plan that upholds our core values while facilitating smart growth.”
Spicer added that “Framingham is at a historic crossroad and needs a mayor to take this brand new city in the right direction. My whole adult life — in education and in work — has been about building things. And it’s been about bringing people together to get good things done. I plan to do that and more for Framingham.”
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