FRAMINGHAM – Long-time elected Framingham City Clerk Valerie Mulvey announced today she is resigning. Mulvey, who has served twice as interim Town Manager for Framingham, will resign as of July 27.
Re-elected as Town Clerk last year, Mulvey’s term was through 2020. Under the City form of government, she reports to the 11-member City Council. She was first elected Town Clerk in 2000.
“As you know, my husband Martin retired in February. I have decided to join him. I look forward to spending time with Martin, my children, my grandchildren and my 94-year-old mother, ” said Mulvey to Source Friday night.
“I waited until now because I wanted to spend time providing whatever assistance I could during our transition to a city. I am proud of the work we did on the charter commission however I know the real work began with the implementation of the charter,” said Mulvey. “I have been working with the Mayor and her staff to assist in areas where I have knowledge and experience. It has been a pleasure getting to know them and I believe that our collaboration has been successful. I told them that even in retirement I am only a phone call away.”
Mulvey served as Chair of the Framingham Charter Commission, that recommended Framingham become a City. She was one of nine Charter Commissioners elected by voters.
“The Council is filled with dedicated, knowledgeable public servants many of whom are my friends. Words cannot adequately express how much I will miss my friends and colleagues in the government and in the operations of the city. I look forward to entering the Memorial Building every day because of the people who work there. They exemplify “excellence in public service” and I like and respect them,” said Mulvey to Source.
Mulvey has lived in Framingham for more than four decades.
She chaired the community’s first Economic Development and Industrial Corporation.
Mulvey was on the Zoning Board of Appeals for 5 years.
When Framingham expanded from three to five Selectmen, Mulvey and current City Solicitor Chris Petrini were elected as Selectmen. Mulvey served for a 2-year initial term and then was re-elected for a 3-year term.
In 2000, she ran and was elected Town Clerk. She has held that position since then.
Mulvey has been very involved in the community.
She served on the boards of MetroWest Medical Center, the League of Woman Voters and the Framingham Coalition.
She was a founding member of the Resiliency for Life Advisory Board at Framingham High School, and served on that board from
She has been a very active member of the fundraising committee of the Voices Against Violence Walk to Break the Silence.
Previously, she served on the the MBTA Advisory Board and MetroWest Growth Management Committee.
A graduate of Brandeis University, the Honeywell Financial Development Program and Boston College Law School, she grew up in Waltham.
Editor’s note: Original headline said Mulvey was resigned, per the letter below. Report has been updated after Source interviewed Mulvey.