Mayor Spicer Nominates Former Town Meeting Member To Framingham Board of Assessors

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FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne Spicer has nominated a former Town Meeting member from District 1 to the Framingham Board of Assessors.

The Board of Assessors revise rules, regulations, and guidelines, as deemed necessary to establish minimum standards of assessment performance; upon certification, they assess values, new growth, and tax rates on an annual basis.

Spicer nominated Matt Calder, who has worked in the financial industry for more than 20 years, for a seat on the 3-member Board. His term would be through June 30, 2023.

“As a statistician, he brings a wealth of knowledge and is able to use quantitative tools in the multiple dimensions of assessment, ” wrote the Mayor in a letter to the 11-member City Council today, October 6.

The City Council has 30 days to approve or reject the nomination. If no action is taken, Calder becomes a member of the Board of assessors.

Calder served as a Town Meeting member for District 1 from 2008 to 2011.

“I have also worked specifically on Assessment issues during my time as a Town Meeting member. I have a good understanding of the assessment processes. My background as a Statistician (PhD) gives me the quantitative tools to dig deep into the details and see the connections in the multiple dimensions of assessment,” wrote Calder in his application.

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