FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer has recommended six men and one woman serve on the Framingham Veterans Council.
There were nine applicants for the 7-member Council.
The 11-member City Council will need to approve the recommendations, before the Mayor’s recommended members can be sworn in.
The Framingham Veterans Council focuses on addressing current issues related to veterans memorials, the review, and development of policies pertaining to City of Framingham veterans along with future projects and plans to promote Framingham and their veterans.
Recommended by the Mayor were:
- Current member Eric Finn for a 3-year term
- Current member Gerald Blanchette for a 3-year term
- Current member Richard Constant for a 2-year term
- Jacquelyn Wolf for a 2-year term
- Alan Beauchamp for a 2-year term
- Current member William Blumstack for a 1-year term
- Current member Nicholas Paganella for a 1-year term
Applicants Deborah Butler and Vania Diaz were not appointed to the Council.
The Mayor’s office did not note the applicant’s districts in making the recommendations. The Mayor’s office also did not identify if the individuals were Veterans or non-veterans and what branch of the military they served in, in making the recommendations.
- Provides support to all Framingham Veterans and the Veterans Service Officer.
- Serves as a liaison between Framingham veterans and the Mayor.
- Promotes the recognition and observance of all patriotic holidays to include, but not limited to: Memorial and Veterans’ Day.
- Fosters an understanding and appreciation within the City of the achievements, contributions, and sacrifices veterans have made to the community, state, and nation.
- Produces an annual report
The Council is comprised of 5 members who are Veterans, and one non-Veteran, and one member who can be a Veteran or non-Veteran.
SOURCE could not find an advertisement for the 5-member 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.