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In full transparency, the following comes from the City of Framingham.


FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham is seeking applicants for the Framingham Union Grants Panel of the MetroWest Health Foundation,

“The Members of the Framingham Union Grants Panel shall be selected in the following manner and shall serve on the Framingham Union Grants Panel for a term, as follows: The five-member Framingham Union Grants Panel oversees the distribution of certain restricted funds of the MetroWest Health Foundation which may, but need not be, exclusively focused on the needs of the Framingham community,” announced the City of Framingham

The Panel is responsible for ensuring that the use of these funds is in keeping with the mission and purposes of the Foundation, and is directed to meeting the unmet health needs of the Framingham community.

Framingham Union Grants Panel Members shall be Framingham residents that possess the skills and experience that contribute to the purpose and mission of the Panel and Foundation. The Panel shall have a diversity of exposure and interests so as to reflect the broad interests of the Framingham community. No Panel member shall represent any particular group or special interests except only the broad interests of the Framingham community.

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Residents interested in being nominated to the Panel are encouraged to submit applications at

The Mayor’s nomination for a Framingham representative(s) to a non-governmental multiple member body organization such as the Framingham Union Grants Panel of the Metrowest Health Foundation, shall be treated the same as other multiple-member body appointments and therefore is subject to City Council review.

They Mayor’s nomination and City Council approval does not guarantee appointment. Final approval shall be determined by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation 

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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.