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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham is advertising for applicants for the  Elderly & Disabled Tax Fund Committee.

There is one seat open for the 5-member Committee. It is a volunteer, unpaid position.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer will make an appointment, and the 11-member elected City Council will need to approve.

“The City of Framingham accepted the provisions of Acts 1998 C. 166 whereby taxpayers may voluntarily check off, donate and pledge an amount to aid in defraying real estate taxes of elderly and disabled persons of low income,” noted the City on its website. “The committee shall adopt rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section and to identify the recipients of such aid.”

The Committee will consist of the chair of the board of assessors, treasurer / collector and three residents of Framingham.

Carolyn Lyons, the City’s Treasurer and tax collector serves as a chair of the Committee.

The Office of Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer will be accepting applications for open positions through Friday, February 12.

Individuals with questions can contact the Framingham Citizen Participation Officer Alaa Abusalah at or 508-532-5510. 

To apply, visit

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The position being advertised is currently held by Cynthia Lombardi. It is unknown if she will re-apply.

Elizabeth Fekete is the Board of assessors liaison on the Committee.

The other two members of the Committee are Veterans Council member Eric Finn, whose term expires in June 2021, and Heidi Bryce, who works for the City of Framingham, whose term expires on June 2022.

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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.