FRAMINGHAM – The 11-member Framingham City Council unanimously approved the Mayor’s five nominees to the 7-member team Framingham Steering Committee last Tuesday night.
Mayor Yvonne Spicer nominated all five individuals for 1-year terms. There are still two openings on the committee.
The Team Framingham Steering Committee plans and administers all aspects of the Team Framingham Boston Marathon program on behalf of the City of Framingham.
Team Framingham has direct involvement with charity/runner selection, fundraising, plans and manages meetings and training runs, and collaborates with community partners.
Approved by the City Council in a 10-0-1 vote were:
- Vernon Turner – District 6
- Jenifer Feaster – District 6
- Ed Stoll – District 3
- Stuart Hurowitz – District 5
- Mike Bower – District 2
At-large City Councilor Cheryl Tully Stoll abstained from the vote, as her husband was nominated.
Over the last five years, Team Framingham has raised more than $372,072, for local organizations.
Members of Team Framingham 2018 may have run under some of the worst conditions for the 2018 Boston Marathon, but the group raised more than $100,000 for five organizations.Team Framingham 2018 raised $103,124.
For the last five years, the Town/City of Framingham has held a lottery for Boston Marathon lottery bibs.
Each runner who is awarded a bib raises money for a Framingham-based charity.
In 2017, for the first time, a lottery was held to determine the five charities.