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FRAMINGHAM – The 3-member Framingham Board of Health will be down to just two members come January 1, 2022.

Laura Housman will not seek a third term to the Board of Health.

She will conclude her second term on December 31, 2021.

Most terms of boards and commissions end in June, but Housman’s term ends in December.

Housman had served as chair of the Board of Health during her 6.5 year tenure.

The current chair is Dr. David Moore, whose term ends in June of 2023

The third member of the Board of Health is Alexandra Rubin, who was appointed this year when Gillian Carcia, who was chair resigned.

Rubin’s term ends in June of 2022.

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The City Council voted in March 2021 to increase the Board of Health from 3 to 5 members, but Mayor Yvonne Spicer delayed submitting the petition to the legislature for months.

It was eventually submitted in August 2021.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on December 20, 2021 signed the home rule petition into law, earlier this month.

Housman informed Mayor Spicer, Framingham Health Director Alex DePalo and Mayor-elect Charlie Sisitsky of her design to not seek a third term earlier this month.

Mayor-elect Sisitsky will now need to find three candidates for the new 5-member Board of Health in 2022.

Under the act, signed into law by Gov. Baker, one of the two new members will have an initial term of two years and one will have an initial term of three years.

Mayor-elect Sisitsky will need to also nominate an individual for a 3-year term to replace Housman.

The 11-member City Council will need to approve of all three appointments.

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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.