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FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer today, July 30, nominated two women to the seven-member Framingham Agricultural Advisory Committee.

The Committee was established to serve as the primary advocate for farming and agriculture in Framingham.

Nominated were:

  • Natasha Rausch, a District 4 resident.
  • Linda Kirchman, a District 6 resident

Rausch is a “hobby farmer/homesteader and local educator interested in advocating and promoting agricultural practices,” wrote the Mayor in her letter to the City Council.

Kirchman “brings a wealth of knowledge in business management and volunteer experience. In addition to serving as a US Naval Reserve Officer for ten years, she served on Literacy organizations tutoring English, Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity,
McAuliffe Regional Charter Middle School afterschool as a program instructor, and Zurich International High School as a library aide,’ wrote the Mayor.

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Both were nominated for a term through June 30, 2023.

The City Council has 30 days to approve or reject the appointments.

The Mayor noted in her letter to the Council that Peter Whiting will continue to serve until reappointed or replaced. His term expired on June 30, 2020.

Other members of the committee are District 1 resident Dudley Stephan, District 1 resident Thomas Hanson, District 1 resident David Garrity, and District 7 resident Leora Mallach.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.