Mayor Nominates 7 to Framingham Historical Commission, Including 5 Current Members

FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer nominated seven individuals for the Framingham Historical Commission, including the Commission’s current Chair Fred Wallace.

Town Meeting established the Commission with a vote in April 1969.

The Commission’s mission is to “work alongside the Massachusetts Historical Commission to promote preservation, protection, and development of the City’s historically and archaeologically important assets.”

The Mayor’s office said there were seven applicants for 7 seats on the Commission.

Spicer  nominated five current members.

Nominated –all for 3-year terms — were”

  • Current member Jane Whiting
  • Current member Paul Silva
  • Current Chair Fred Wallace
  • Lynne Damianos
  • Susan Kennedy
  • Current member Lewis Colten – who is also a Framingham Planning Board member
  • Current member Thomas Shuetz

The Mayor’s office did not identify what districts the nominess reside in, or if they represented any diversity groups.

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.

Some current members said they received a letter notifying them of the June 1 deadline to re-apply. The City’s public information officer issued a press release on the morning of June 1, announcing it was the last day to apply for City boards, committees and commissions.

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 nominations to the Council.

The 11-member City Council still has to approve the appointment recommendations by the Mayor, before the individuals can be sworn in

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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