Mayor Nominates 5 For Framingham Community Development Committee; Still 2 Openings

FRAMINGHAM – Since the 11-member Framingham City Council unanimously rejected all the mayoral appointments to all committees, boards, and commissions, the Mayor has identified one more individual to serve on the Framingham Community Development Committee.

In June, Mayor Yvonne Spicer nominated four individuals for the Framingham Community Development Committee. The 7-member Committee works in cooperation with the City of Framingham Community and Economic Development Department.

There were a total of four applicants for the committee. All nominated are current members, according to the Mayor’s office.

At the end of July, the Mayor nominated five individuals for the Committee. She still has two openings.


Nominated for the committee are:

  • Beverly C. Good from District 8 for a 3-year term
  • Delmy Valentin from District 8 for a 3-year term
  • Jacob Binnall from District 2 for a 2-year term
  • Karen Duffy from District 1 for a 2-year term
  • Richard Baritz from District 9 for a 1 year-term

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

There was no additional press release issued by the Mayor’s office to fill vacancies on committees and boards after the June 1 deadline. Nor was there a list published of openings still on boards and committees by the Mayor’s office.

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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