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FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Mayor Spicer has nominated two District 8 residents to the 7-member Framingham Community Development Committee.

Spicer re-nominated Beverly Good, who has served on the Community Development Committee for more than 15
years. If approved by the City Council, the District 8 resident would serve through June 30, 2024.

The Committee, in cooperation with the City of Framingham’s Division of Planning and Community Development Department, works to satisfy the citizen participation requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, hold public hearings to obtain views of citizens on community development and housing needs, and provide citizens with adequate opportunities to participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Community Development Program. The Committee also reviews and make recommendations for the CDBG grant program.

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Mayor Spicer also nominated Garrett Colon of District 8.

He serves as the “Community and Communication Department Head for The Role Initiative, a non-profit that leverages tabletop roleplaying games to help support local communities and those in need, and helps to raise talent who have been otherwise unable
to find a platform and mentorship. He has experience in information technology, music, sports coaching, fictional writing,” wrote the Mayor to the City Council in her June 4 nomination.

The City Council has 30 day to approve or reject the nomination. If no action is taken, the individuals are automatically appointed.

Colon’s nomination is through June 30, 2024

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Other members of the Community Development Committee are:

  • District 2 resident Tianna Tagami through June 2023
  • District 2 resident Andrew Machkasov through June 2022
  • District 3 resident Eileen Bogle through June 2022
  • District 8 resident Mikala Bembery through June 2023

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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.