6 Women, School Committee Member Appointed to Framingham Disability Commission

FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer has appointed the current chair of the Framingham Disability Commission, the District 2 School Committee member and a former School Committee candidate to the 7-member Commission.

There were 8 applicants, for seven positions, according to the Mayor’s office.

The Commission works with City Officials, in particular the ADA Coordinator and the Access Compliance Inspector, to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.

It is recommended a majority of the members on the Commission consist of people with disabilities. “One may be a member of the immediate family of a person with a disability. One member shall be either an elected or appointed official of the City.”

Nominated were:

  • Current member Susan Santone for a 3-year term
  • Current Commission Chair Karen Dempsey for a 2-year term
  • Current member Ricky Finlay for a 2-year term
  • Current member Rose Quinn for a 3-year term
  • Current member Elise Marcil for a 2-year term
  • Tessa LeRoux for a 1-year term
  • Former School Committee candidate and F-SEPAC co-chair Sheryl Goldstein for a 1-year term

The 11-member City Council will need to approve the recommendations, before the Mayor’s recommended members can be sworn in.

The Mayor’s office did not note the applicant’s Districts in making the recommendations. (The City has 9 Districts.)

The Mayor’s office also did not identify if the individuals were disabled in making the recommendations.

SOURCE could not find an advertisement for the Commission on the City’s website, like the advertisements posted for for License Commission, Traffic Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, etc.

The City Council’s subcommittee on appointments, chaired by Cheryl Tully Stoll, will review the appointments and then make a recommendation to the full City Council to vote on the seven nominations to the Council.



Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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